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assignment Niveau : Introductif
chat_bubble_outline Langue : Anglais
language Sous titrage : Grec
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Les infos clés

credit_card Formation gratuite
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timer 30 heures de cours

En résumé

Learn how advances in geospatial technology and analytical methods have changed how we do everything, and discover how to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest tools. The past decade has seen an explosion of new mechanisms for understanding and using location information in widely-accessible technologies. This Geospatial Revolution has resulted in the development of consumer GPS tools, interactive web maps, and location-aware mobile devices. These radical advances are making it possible for people from all walks of life to use, collect, and understand spatial information like never before. This course brings together core concepts in cartography, geographic information systems, and spatial thinking with real-world examples to provide the fundamentals necessary to engage with Geography beyond the surface-level. We will explore what makes spatial information special, how spatial data is created, how spatial analysis is conducted, and how to design maps so that they’re effective at telling the stories we wish to share. To gain experience using this knowledge, we will work with the latest mapping and analysis software to explore geographic problems.

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Le programme

  • Week 1 - Getting Started
    Watch a short video to learn how this class works (it's a bit different than other MOOCs) and help make a map with your classmates.
  • Week 1 - The Changing Nature of Place
    Discover the Geospatial Revolution and its impact on the rapidly evolving science of Geography.
  • Week 2 - Spatial is Special
    Explore what it means to think spatially and consider the impacts of scale and time.
  • Week 3 - Understanding Spatial Data
    Examine the key elements of spatial datasets.
  • Week 4 - Doing Spatial Analysis
    Learn how Geographers solve problems using spatial analysis techniques.
  • Week 5 - Making Great Maps
    Explore the key elements of effective cartographic design.
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Les intervenants

Dr. Anthony C. Robinson
Lead Faculty for Online Geospatial Education
Department of Geography

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Le concepteur

The Pennsylvania State University
Founded in 1855 as Pennsylvania's only land-grant university, The Pennsylvania State University combines academic rigor with a vibrant campus life. A nationally recognized Research-I institution, Penn State teaches students to be leaders with a global perspective. Supporting not only the citizens of our Commonwealth, Penn State engages in collaborative activities with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners in the United States and abroad to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society.
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La plateforme

Coursera

Coursera est une entreprise numérique proposant des formations en ligne ouverte à tous fondée par les professeurs d'informatique Andrew Ng et Daphne Koller de l'université Stanford, située à Mountain View, Californie.

Ce qui la différencie le plus des autres plateformes MOOC, c'est qu'elle travaille qu'avec les meilleures universités et organisations mondiales et diffuse leurs contenus sur le web.

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