Maps and the Geospatial Revolution

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At FutureLearn, we want to inspire learning for life. We offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions. Our aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators, and with each other. We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, with plenty of opportunities to discuss what you’ve studied, in order to make fresh discoveries and form new ideas. Courses are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life, rather than your life around learning. We are a private company wholly owned by The Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education. Our partners include over 20 of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, including the British Council, the British Library, and the British Museum.

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Learn to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest tools

The past decade has seen an explosion of new ways to understand and use location information in widely-accessible technologies. This Geospatial Revolution has created new consumer GPS tools, interactive web maps and location-aware mobile devices. These advances make it possible for everyone to use, collect, and understand spatial information.

This online course brings together core concepts in cartography, geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial thinking, and uses real-world examples, to give you the fundamental skills to engage with geography beyond the surface-level.

This course is aimed at novices who have an interest in map making and spatial analysis, but have no prior experience working with spatial data and/or web map technology.

Anyone who is able to find and join this course will be qualified to engage with the material – it is an entry-le...

Learn to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest tools

The past decade has seen an explosion of new ways to understand and use location information in widely-accessible technologies. This Geospatial Revolution has created new consumer GPS tools, interactive web maps and location-aware mobile devices. These advances make it possible for everyone to use, collect, and understand spatial information.

This online course brings together core concepts in cartography, geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial thinking, and uses real-world examples, to give you the fundamental skills to engage with geography beyond the surface-level.

This course is aimed at novices who have an interest in map making and spatial analysis, but have no prior experience working with spatial data and/or web map technology.

Anyone who is able to find and join this course will be qualified to engage with the material – it is an entry-level experience about making maps and learning about GIS.

You do not need to download any specific software - an updated web browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox will be sufficient for completing this course. The mapping activities in this course use a free account with ArcGIS online, which may not work very well on a tablet or phone browser.

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