Want to know more about ArcGIS and how you can use geography in your everyday life and work? Esri MOOCs are designed to help anyone learn more about a variety of topics including imagery, apps, spatial analysis, and cartography. An upcoming course, for example, teaches how to create your own geo-enabled apps to display open data and other spatial data in ways that make it easy for people to work together and learn more about the places around them. These MOOCs are free online courses that use discussions, videos, quizzes, and polls, and are led by Esri employees who are passionate about sharing ArcGIS with others. Typically, each course lasts 4 to 6 weeks and requires about 3 hours of study a week. However, you can work at your own pace simply by signing in to access weekly content whenever it fits your schedule. Upcoming 2018 course offerings include:
Taking a closer look at one of these courses, Do-Yourself Geo Apps is a 4 week course led by John Shramek that helps you build your own apps for sharing and narrating your location data to create solutions that can help you, your organization, and community. In one of six course sections, you will leverage open data to build web apps using Washington D.C.’s Vision Zero Safety data to help people learn more about pedestrian and bicyclist safety within the community. Once you’ve gotten started with these open data apps, you may also want to learn more about how you can easily share them with others using ArcGIS Hub, a product designed to help you create and build custom sites and pages for sharing open data and related apps.
The Do-It-Yourself Geo Apps course will also cover the following topics:
- Getting started with geo-enabled apps
- Creating smarter communities with crowdsourced apps using Survey 123 and Operations Dashboards
- Building native apps that run on your favorite mobile platform. No coding experience necessary!
- Helping teams work together using Web App Builder
- Configuring your apps to be more powerful with SDKs and APIs and the resources available to you on GeoDev