Digital Geography

short announcement: new MOOC from our ESRI friends at Redlands

Today I came across this little page via a linkedin group (Link): This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn about the special capabilities of spatial data analysis. Unfortunately not much is know regarding this course: Hands-on exercises, short video lectures, quizzes, case studies and discussion 6 weeks, 2-3 hours of study per week Certificate of completion and prizes But one thing is known: You’ll get free access to the full analytical capabilities of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s cloud-based GIS platform. See more and register here. Could someone comment whether…

short announcement: new R learning material

Coursera, hail to Coursera. Despite the uprising criticism on MOOCs and their footprint in the educational landscape at universities Coursera created an interesting R learning course. It is divided and scheduled for 4 weeks and has video-tutorials as well as written material. The guys over at RevolutionAnalytics packed it all together: Content: Setting working directory and getting help How to get help Data Types Subsetting Vectorized Operations Reading/Writing Data Control Structures in R Writing Functions Avoiding loops using xapply Plotting Regular expressions Regular expressions in R Classes and methods in R It is a free course and is very userfriendly. The…

short announcement: learn to create maps online

This week a new 5 weeks course will start at coursera. Coursera is an online learning platform that enables people from all around the world to learn and to develop skills. This week we will see the first cartography related course to start: Maps and the Geospatial Revolution by Dr. Anthony C. Robinson First Session will start with a short historical view on maps and technologies together with some basic questions: how do we navigate, what is geography and the simple statement: “The Earth is Round and Maps are Flat” Session two will cover the concept of a scale, dimensional…