Challenges in Global Geospatial Analytics



Learning Objectives

At the successful completion of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • describe what constitutes geovisual analytics;
  • differentiate unique functionality between geovisual analytics and other spatial tools; and
  • describe how geovisual analytics could be applied to the present problem.

Lesson Roadmap

To finish this lesson, you must complete the activities listed below. Please refer to the Calendar in Canvas for specific time frames and due dates. You may find it useful to print this page out first so that you can follow along with the directions.

Lesson 1 Deliverables
Assignment Access/Directions
Assign tasks to group members. Assign Tasks for Your Group Members
Begin to read background information on geovisual analytics (what it is, how is it different than “GIS,” similarities to geographic visualization, and how has it been applied to big data). Introductory Readings for Geovisual Analytics
Post in the Course Readings Discussion. Introductory Readings for Geovisual Analytics
Visit the UNHCR Website to read about what is being done for refugees. UNHCR Website 
Download the refugee data set from the UNHCR Website. UNHCR Statistical Online Population Database
Post in the Data Discussion. UNHCR Statistical Online Population Database

Further instructions for each of the above tasks are outlined in the following pages.


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