The ilgisa mooc: a gentle introduction to location technologies
Location Technologies, often referred to as geospatial technologies or the use of geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool to solve spatial problems in many disciplines, refers to technology used for visualization, measurement, and analysis of features or phenomena that occur on the Earth. Location technologies includes three different technologies that are all related to mapping features on the surface of the Earth. These three technology systems are GPS (global positioning systems), GIS (geographic information systems), and RS (remote sensing).
In this free massive open online course (MOOC), participants will be able to learn about the fundamentals of using location technologies and applying tools associated with GIS to solve spatial problems. Applications and various types of software will be introduced. Participants will receive access to the licensed version of ArcGIS Online to practice use of software and create map products. Upon full completion of the MOOC, including all assignment submissions, participants will receive a certificate of completion.