Maps and the Geospatial Revolution

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Lesson 1: The Geospatial Revolution

Opens on: July 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM UTC

  • How We Navigate

  • Making Decisions

  • Sharing Stories

  • The Changing Nature of Place

  • What is Geography?

  • Maps to Tell Stories, Maps to Provide Context

  • The Earth is Round and Maps are Flat

Video Assignment: Geospatial Revolution, Episode 1 (Full Episode)

Mapping Assignment: Investigating Global Population and Ecoregions

Discussion Assignment: Privacy and the Geospatial Revolution

Quiz # 1: Due by July 23, 2013 at 11:59 PM UTC

Lesson 2: Spatial is Special

Opens on: July 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM UTC

  • Thinking like a Geographer (by thinking Aspatially)

  • Spatial Relationships

  • Understanding Scale

  • What About Time?

Video Assignment: Geospatial Revolution, Episode 2, Chapter 3 (Powering    Business)

Mapping Assignment: Changing Landscapes, Sharing Maps, and Fun With Projections

Discussion Assignment: Change Matters In Geography

Quiz # 2: Due by July 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM UTC

Lesson 3: Understanding Spatial Data

Opens on: July 31, 2013 at 12:00 AM UTC

  • Where Are We Now?

  • The Earth From Above

  • Who Makes Spatial Data?

  • Describing Spatial Data

Video Assignment: Geospatial Revolution, Episode 4, Chapter 4 (Mapping    Power to the People)

Mapping Assignment: Mapping Hazards (And Understanding Spatial Data While We're At It)

Discussion Assignment: Where Do Disasters Happen, And How Can Maps Help?

Quiz # 3: Due by August 6, 2013 at 11:59 PM UTC

Lesson 4: Doing Spatial Analysis

Opens on: August 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM UTC

  • Overlay (and Beyond!)

  • Making Surfaces

  • Mapping Rates vs. Mapping Totals

Video Assignment: Geospatial Revolution, Episode 4, Chapter 3 (Tracking    Disease)

Mapping Assignment: Real Time Data, Social Media Mapping, and Finding The Best Place For Things

Discussion Assignment: Mapping Social Media: What's It Good For?

Quiz # 4: Due by August 13, 2013 at 11:59 PM UTC

Lesson 5: Making Great Maps

Opens on: August 14, 2013 at 12:00 AM UTC

  • Who Wants A Map?

  • Where Will It Be Seen?

  • What Is Its Purpose?

  • Designing a Layout

  • Symbolization

  • Choosing Colors

  • Data Classification

  • Text on Maps

Video Assignment: Geospatial Revolution, Episode 4, Chapter 1 (Monitoring    a Changing Climate)

Mapping Assignment: Storytelling With Maps    

Discussion Assignment: Telling Stories With Maps

Final Exam: Due by August 25, 2013 at 11:59 PM UTC 

Let me know how you get on. 

GP