Maps and the Geospatial Revolution

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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.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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8 years, 3 months ago
This was a great course. The instructor spent a lot of time and energy organizing the content and presenting the material in an engaging, interesting and creative way. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants a solid introduction to the most popular tools of spatial analysis.
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8 years, 3 months ago
This is my first MOOC and its awesome! I absolutely loved Dr Robinson's commitment and energy during the entire course. They way he planned his lectures, assessments, engaged with students, helped us create and learn maps is totally incredible!!
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8 years, 3 months ago
This is a superb course. The instructor presents the material in a clear, engaging style that inspires me to delve further into this fascinating subject.
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8 years, 3 months ago
This was a brilliant course with the professor doing a superb job of satisfying the learning needs of a wide variety of students with diverse levels of previous subject knowledge. As a mature student I graduated in 2000 here in the UK studying Human Geography and I found the course an excellent way to update my knowledge. I found certain course elements quite easy to learn while I did struggle with elements of the mapping assignment which I was attempting on my iPad. I am inspired to learn more. Thanks to everyone involved in putting this course together.
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7 years, 9 months ago
It's obvious that the professor put a lot of work and planning into the course. Assignments were well thought out and the professor's style was extremely engaging. I would have preferred the use of open source mapping software but I understand why the decision to use ESRI was made and it makes sense in the context of this course. Overall, a really nice, succinct introduction to cartography and GIS. My only caveat--but not really a negative given that the course was wholly consistent with its description--is that this is a very basic intro to the subject. If you know anything to speak of about the subject matter you'll probably learn a few things and find stuff of interest (at least I did), but it felt more like a fun diversion for a few hours a week than a full-fledged course that really enhanced my understanding of the topic. As I say, not a negative, but set your expectations realistically.
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8 years, 3 months ago
Sorry, I don't know any way for to drive an Audi RS4 Avant or RS6 Avant, my car has twenty years old and continues.... This course has been my first experience at Coursera and I really enjoyed with it. I would agree you, your staff, Pennsylvania State University and Coursera this opportunity and I hope to do more courses in the future. Thanks!.
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8 years, 3 months ago
It was a pleasure to take this course, it was my first time in coursera and I'm really satisfied with all lectures. Assignments were useful to me and videos too. I hope other courses related to Geography dear teacher. Thanks!
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8 years, 3 months ago
It is my first Course in Coursera. I found the course very interesting and informative. Course material and videos are very well designed and clear, easy to understand. For beginners its very useful. Course structure is very nice. Before joining this course I had some idea of application of GIS in forestry. I am using it for planning Forest Management and preparation of working plans. After attending this course I think GIS can be used in many ways in forestry and Wild life management. It can be applied in every field of study and planning for development in every field. In near future it will be used in mapping of resource, encroachment etc. I believe it can be used for integrated development.
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8 years, 3 months ago
The course objectives are met indeed. I must acknowledge about how the precise 5 lectures can deliver so in-depth knowledge for a beginner in the course. I also found effective combination of lectures, assignments and labs for effective knowledge transfer. Definitely, the online course cannot satisfy practical stuff adequately. This is my first MOCC and I appreciate for the great teaching style, lectures and lesson plan.
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8 years, 3 months ago
My first time in a MOOC . A lot of funny and knowledge, the teaching style is the best of the course.
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8 years, 3 months ago
It is indeed a wonderfully designed course. Although I shall tell that, it is my first MOOC and convinced me it works and motivated to take up more. Thanks a lot Professor, for such a great course and I expect more courses from you. Also I feel at the end of this course if you can share with us how you designed and made such a course..it will be quite motivating for us
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8 years, 3 months ago
It was my first MOOC course but surely not the last. Needed ideal time of 3-5 hours per week and got exciting knowledge about a subject that always interested me.
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8 years, 4 months ago
Interestingly taught, the teacher is definitely passionate about this stuff. Great teaching style and the assignments are fun!
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8 years, 4 months ago
Completed 8 MOOC certificates so far in IT and data anlysis but this course is my first GIS course. It is at the top of my list for excellent, well organized content and challenging assignments with GIS software. Professor regularly interacts with the students, and I've already told several educators how this class is an example of what online distance learning can accomplish.
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8 years, 3 months ago
While I had some prior exposure to ArcGIS map software, and some knowledge about where GIS maps were used in government and business, I certainly am a neophyte. Now confirmed as I enter the third lesson of this course. The amount of information presented is extraordinary and of high quality. This is my first online course of any depth so I have spent some time acclimating myself to this culture. Contributing to the forums in a meaningful way took some time getting used to. However, the requirement to engage classmates in this way is so rewarding. Expansion of sources of information and knowledge through sharing is incredible. Finally, considering that the class new exceeds 30K students, Anthony and the staff do an incredible job of monitoring the class and tweaking as needed, sampling the online responses and posting of classwork. I'm now almost addicted to this subject. P.S. For me, this course show-cased social media in ways I neve... While I had some prior exposure to ArcGIS map software, and some knowledge about where GIS maps were used in government and business, I certainly am a neophyte. Now confirmed as I enter the third lesson of this course. The amount of information presented is extraordinary and of high quality. This is my first online course of any depth so I have spent some time acclimating myself to this culture. Contributing to the forums in a meaningful way took some time getting used to. However, the requirement to engage classmates in this way is so rewarding. Expansion of sources of information and knowledge through sharing is incredible. Finally, considering that the class new exceeds 30K students, Anthony and the staff do an incredible job of monitoring the class and tweaking as needed, sampling the online responses and posting of classwork. I'm now almost addicted to this subject. P.S. For me, this course show-cased social media in ways I never anticipated. Up to now I have been leery in using social media because of security issues and amount of useless information shared by so many people. Now I see the value in clusters of people with a common interest or purpose. Seeing it visually on maps has great impact. All finished for now, but I definitely will be mapping more then ever.
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8 years, 4 months ago
Professor Robinson's class was the third video class I've ever taken, and his is by fart the best I've experienced. The professor speaks loud and clearly to the camera and offers many outside sources for help. The laps, quizzes, and other assignments are straightforward and don't usually leave me scratching my head (but, this is the second week). While I am not partial to the subject, I still find it enjoyable. The other video classes I have taken the professors were hard to hear and it seemed like the students behind the computer are an afterthought. I would take another class presented by Professor Robinson if there were one available.
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8 years, 4 months ago
I'm financing and management accounting major with some classes in marketing and economics, and took this course just out of curiosity. It has more to do with business than I initially thought, and I can definitely see how it is going to be useful in my career.
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8 years, 4 months ago
I've really enjoyed this class. Even though english isn't my native language (as you may notice) I've understood all the lectures and the topic. I really want to take more courses about geography!
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8 years, 4 months ago
Iam an Undergrad student with Remote sensing and GIS majors , Currently employed in a Govt Organization which deals with Natural resource management and disaster management using GIS. The course has been fantastic till now although it was little harder to understand the flow but if u continue taking it iam sure u will feel comfortable ones you keep trying to understand the course material. Thanks once again coursera and Dr. Anthony C. Robinson for this awesome course
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8 years, 4 months ago
This is something like my 14th or so Coursera class, and it is by far my favorite, so far. Yes, yes, it's only the first week, but I'm totally hooked. The professor is smart and funny - best combination ever - and also, completely enthusiastic about creating, teaching, and interacting. The material is fascinating, and even in our first week, we've already had a chance to dive in and play about with map-making, whilst learning all kinds of cool stuff. The forums are full of interesting people making interesting conversation, even if a lot of them are paranoid (yeah, I'm looking at YOU and YOUR PIN!). Somebody give Professor Robinson ALL THE AWARDS and ALL THE MONIES and ALL THE GERMAN CARS he desires! Thank you.
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8 years, 4 months ago
I'm gis user and some years ago I followed esri classes on arc/info and classes on erdas and envi. I like this couse because it melts stories and technical things. I hope it will continue in this way.
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8 years, 4 months ago
This is a very nice MOOC...very comprehensive and understandable. It is my first time and so impressed about the materials we used.
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8 years, 4 months ago
The professor speaks in high velocity, but he is so good that we learn everything. To Explore more with details the use of tools that we constantly using in our every-day life how Flickr
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8 years, 4 months ago
this class is very awesome. at the first week. i learn a lot. the page itself is easy to understand and manipulate. well-organised and userfriendly interface. :)
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8 years, 4 months ago
Best MOOC ever! with best teacher. Thank You very much. PS: Sorry about your AUDI ; I enquired there but couldn't help!
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