Maps and the Geospatial Revolution

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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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 starsTaking Now
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6 years, 2 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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6 years, 1 month 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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8/10 starsTaking Now
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6 years, 2 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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6 years, 2 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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9/10 starsTaking Now
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6 years, 2 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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6 years, 3 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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6 years, 3 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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6 years, 3 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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10/10 starsTaking Now
6 years, 3 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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10/10 starsTaking Now
6 years, 3 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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6/10 starsTaking Now
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6 years, 3 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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10/10 starsTaking Now
6 years, 3 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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