You probably know Robin Wilson‘s list of free GIS data which is a great ressource if you search for specific datasets. He also is the creator of a blog concentrated on Python. But Karen Payne publishes a list which is quite impressive as well.
This week the MOOC will concentrate on patterns and hypothesis about patterns. Exercises will concentrate on “hotspots” and patterns in crime analysis. So the keyword in this lessons might be visualization. As it often defines our visual footprint the MOOC also focusses on classification approaches.
After some uncertainty about the setup and the infrastructure of the first ESRI MOOC on the linkedin group and on the ESRI forum I was able to go through the first week of the ESRI MOOC today. So what you may expect?!
As we already informed here about the new ESRI MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) we also stated, that it is a pitty that there is no schedule available. Due to this there might be a mismatch between people’s expectations and the content of the MOOC. We also got the information that this MOOC is not for the GIS beginners.
The rumors in the geo-bloggosphere gone crazy last weeks as ESRI announced an own-hosted MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): Tweets über “ESRI Mooc” They already featured this one here at PennState University hosted at Coursera as they provided access to their ArcGIS Online plattform for all participants. Now it seems like they would like to take things seriously. Today they now announced the dates for this new MOOC. It will start on Wednesday the 3rd of September and it will last for about 6 weeks. They also created a Twitter account for this but this is more or less interesting ATM…
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…
Today I stumbled upon a “map” on Spiegel Online ( an import news page in Germany ) which shows the spied countries of the NSA. As we already know leaflet quite good and also tried other mapping possibilities I was interested in what they are using for this map which is more informative than this useless map. So looking on the source code: It’s a library called jvectormap.
As Daniel already wrote: There is an awesome tool available online. With geojson.io you will be able to add, edit and remove spatial data used maybe in webmapping application online without using a GIS system anymore. Now I made a little video about the usage.
We have already introduced cartoDB which is a platform for storing, administering and visualizing spatial data. One straight feature of cartoDB is the usage of GeoJSON for exporting their tables. In this tutorial I’ll document a working example on consuming this layer with leaflet. But first we will start with the easy part of creating the table in cartoDB.