TC141: Mapping for International Development from TechChange will run Oct 28- Nov 22. The overview:
In this four-week online certificate course, participants will learn practical skills related to all aspects of the map creation process:
(1) How to gather data for your map or work with data that already exists
(2) How to organize and classify data effectively
(3) How to design an aestheticly beautiful digital map
(4) How to maintain the map over time. Some of the platforms and tools we will explore include: OpenStreetMap, GoogleMapMaker, MapBox, Ushahidi, ArcGIS, as well as Palantir and CaerusGeo.
There are some familiar open source/open data names in the list of guest experts: Kate Chapmon, MIkel Maron, but it's facilitates by Christopher Neu, Christopher Neu, the Chief Operating Officer at TechChange. Cost: $445 if application and payment is submitted by start of course. Haven't heard of TechChange?
TechChange provides scalable and interactive technology training for social change. We deliver online certificate courses to individuals, build customized courses and learning experiences for organizations, and strengthen technology-enabled communities of practice.
Geospatial Applications is the "Program of the Week" at the Community College of Baltimore County. Check out the video about the AA and two certificates offered.
For the pilot, 225 Rwandan high school students will use Android tablets and phones and open source mapping software to map natural resources in their communities. Data will be fed into a remote sensing system that is part of a separate project started by Vodacek ad funded by the MacArthur Foundation.