Maps and the Geospatial RevolutionLesson 2 – Lecture 1Anthony C. Robinson, Ph.DLead Faculty for Online Geospatial Educatio...
Spatial is Special• Geography depends on spatialthinking and spatial relationships• Tobler’s First Law of Geography:– Ever...
Spatial is Special• Spatial-autocorrelation– Measures the degree of similarity betweenobservations located near each other...
Thinking like a Geographer• Spatial thinking underpins everything a Geographerdoes• You use spatial thinking all the time–...
Thinking like a Geographer# of AnnoyingPeopleTotalPopulationAverage Age AverageIncome# of SUVs County State72 998 26 48000...
Thinking like a Geographer
Thinking like a GeographerGraduated Circles = each circle size represents a range of values
Thinking like a GeographerChoropleth Map = areas filled with colors to represent a range of values
Maps and the Geospatial Revolution www.coursera.org/course/mapsTwitter @MapRevolutionOnline Geospatial Education @ Penn St...
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  • Very informative.
    I didn't notice the significance of the data for Universityville until I saw it on the map. That goes to show that map representation is a showstopper when it comes to grabbing attention :)
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  • Having a little trouble with the system sometimes I can get video and other times I can only get slides - currently in that mode and could not tell wha thte intent of the last table/slide was. Maybe if I keep going it will make sense
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  • Well presented lecture and I think I got most of it. Going to reward myself with a trip to Pabsto.
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Maps and the Geospatial Revolution: Lesson 2, Lecture 1

  1. 1. Maps and the Geospatial RevolutionLesson 2 – Lecture 1Anthony C. Robinson, Ph.DLead Faculty for Online Geospatial EducationJohnA. Dutton e-Education InstituteAssistant Director, GeoVISTA CenterDepartment of GeographyThe Pennsylvania State UniversityThis content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License
  2. 2. Spatial is Special• Geography depends on spatialthinking and spatial relationships• Tobler’s First Law of Geography:– Everything is related to everythingelse, but near things are morerelated than distant things• Common sense, right?• More related ≠ more similar
  3. 3. Spatial is Special• Spatial-autocorrelation– Measures the degree of similarity betweenobservations located near each other• For example– Airports collect business dudes who usebluetooth headsets and drink massive lattes
  4. 4. Thinking like a Geographer• Spatial thinking underpins everything a Geographerdoes• You use spatial thinking all the time– Making a decision on where to take your next vacation– Determining whether or not you can make it to thenext rest area• Good way to start exploring this is by trying to thinkaspatially first
  5. 5. Thinking like a Geographer# of AnnoyingPeopleTotalPopulationAverage Age AverageIncome# of SUVs County State72 998 26 48000 72 Hatchback Wholefood48 2000 65 32000 48 Dialupia Wholefood776 2250 44 72000 750 Sriracha Traderjo789 3500 36 12000 700 Muffintown Wholefood469 1200 31 22500 461 Fixieplaid Traderjo525 1400 43 66000 400 Burb-on-Burb Wholefood62 65 33 92000 59 Bluetooth Village Wholefood2300 16450 51 35000 1950 Pabsto Traderjo9654 52510 44 49000 8912 University Collegeville Traderjo779 1459 41 61000 398 Kingo Traderjo• Let’s look at some fake data!
  6. 6. Thinking like a Geographer
  7. 7. Thinking like a GeographerGraduated Circles = each circle size represents a range of values
  8. 8. Thinking like a GeographerChoropleth Map = areas filled with colors to represent a range of values
  9. 9. Maps and the Geospatial Revolution www.coursera.org/course/mapsTwitter @MapRevolutionOnline Geospatial Education @ Penn State www.pennstategis.comThis content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License

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