Free Online Maps Course: Maps and the Geospatial Revolution

Interested in taking a spatial mapping course free form Penn State University? Sign up and follow along! This is the first week that it is being offered and so far over 3,000 people have signed up. This is a great way to learn all about the spatial perspective and how to use ArcGIS in every day life.

If you have no idea what ArcGIS is, check it out, it is quite amazing.  Imagine a whole bunch of layers of data that you can toggle on and off to see if there are any correlations between the phenomenon.  Ok, I know that didn’t sound so amazing-but liken with toggling a map of McDonalds locations and low income housing. Do you get me now?

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Maps are for everyone and you don’t need a background to start, just an interest in maps. Here is a copied and pasted section of who this class is intended for:

Wired: Who’s the intended audience?

Robinson: Novice folks who are maybe coming out of high school in some cases, or lifelong learners who are interested in maps but have never taken a class. My core motivation was to design a course for people who use maps but have never made one of their own. It’s an entry-level thing. It’s the gateway drug to mapping.

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MAP ON!

Wiki – Getting Started | Maps and the Geospatial Revolution.