Earth Imagery at Work - esri.
Course related on why imagery is information. Applications of earth imagery to increase productivity, save money, protect the environment, and even save lives.
Digital images of earth's surface produced by remote sensing are the basis of modern mapping. They are also used to create valuable information products across a spectrum of industries. Understand that imagery is more than pretty pictures. Imagery is information that supports decision making and helps save time, money, and resources.
• How to interpret and analyze imagery, including imagery collected by satellites, LIDAR, and drones. Gain hands-on experience with authentic imagery analysis workflows using the latest GIS technology.
• Imagery in Commercial: Why Are You Watching Me.
• Imagery in Utilities: Keeping the Public Happy.
• Imagery in Insurance: Risky Business
• Imagery in Agriculture: The Crop Doctor is in.
• Imagery in Environmental: Understand the World Around You.
• Imagery in Disaster Management: Plan, Prepare, Act.
Our Earth: its Climate´, History, and Processes - University of Manchester. Coursera.org
This course is not a traditional geology, climate science or Earth science course –
it is not a systematic presentation of Earth processes in history. This course develop a greater appreciation for how the air, water, land, and life formed and have interacted over the last 4.5 billion years.
The primary purpose of this course is to show how the five individual components of
the climate system come together to interact in unusual and interesting ways.
Building Blocks of Earth’s Climate System.
Formation, evolution, and processes of the solid Earth.
Water in Earth’s Climate System: Oceans, Atmosphere, and Cryosphere.
Life, and its Effect on Earth’s Climate System.
Build Your Own Earth and Conclusion.
New Models of Business in Society - Darden School of Business. University of Virginia. Coursera.org.
In this course we will be discussing the emergence of a new story about business. This new story locates business within a societal framework. Almost every business creates or destroys value for customers, suppliers, employees, communities and society, in addition to shareholders and other financiers. A number of new models of business can be built on this idea such as corporate responsibility, philanthropy, shared value and sustainability. Profits and stakeholder value go together, and this course explains how. The final session explores the idea of how to become a stakeholder entrepreneur and create a business that makes money and makes the world a better place..
Maps and the Geospatial Revolution - Faculty for Online Geospatial Education, John A. Dutton E-Education Institute. The Pennsylvania State University. Coursera.org.
Learn how advances in geospatial technology and analytical methods have changed how we do everything, and discover how to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest tools.
The past decade has seen an explosion of new mechanisms for understanding and using location information in widely-accessible technologies. This Geospatial Revolution has resulted in the development of consumer GPS tools, interactive web maps, and location-aware mobile devices. These radical advances are making it possible for people from all walks of life to use, collect, and understand spatial information like never before.
This course brings together core concepts in cartography, geographic information systems, and spatial thinking with real-world examples to provide the fundamentals necessary to engage with Geography beyond the surface-level. We will explore what makes spatial information special, how spatial data is created, how spatial analysis is conducted, and how to design maps so that they’re effective at telling the stories we wish to share. To gain experience using this knowledge, we will work with the latest mapping and analysis software to explore geographic problems..
Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship - Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute. University of Maryland. Coursera.org.
This course assists aspiring and active entrepreneurs in developing great ideas into great companies. With strong economies presenting rich opportunities for new venture creation, and challenging economic times presenting the necessity for many to make their own job, the need to develop the skills to develop and act on innovative business opportunities is increasingly vital.
Using proven content, methods, and models for new venture opportunity assessment and analysis, you will learn how to:
* Identify and analyze entrepreneurial opportunities;
* Enhance your entrepreneurial mindset;
* Improve your strategic decision-making; and
* Build innovative business models.
Our goal is to demystify the startup process, and to help you build the skills to identify and act on innovative opportunities now, and in the future.
With this course, students experience a sampling of the ideas and techniques explored in the University of Maryland's master's degree in technology entrepreneurship, an innovative, 100% online program. Learn more at http://mte.umd.edu/landing