Free ESRI GIS Course - Spatial Data Science: The New Frontier in Analytics

1590

For any spatial analyst or GIS enthusiast. A certificate of completion is provided when completing the course.

Use location to find patterns and tackle complex problems.
Spatial data science allows analysts to extract deeper insight from data using a comprehensive set of analytical methods and spatial algorithms, including machine learning and deep learning techniques. This course explores the application of spatial data science to uncover hidden patterns and improve predictive modeling. You'll work with powerful analytical tools in Esri's ArcGIS software and learn how to integrate popular open data science packages into your analyses.

Esri will provide access to ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Notebooks during the course. A broadband Internet connection and a web browser that allows access to PDF files and embedded video files are required.

Notes:

The machine used for course exercises must meet the ArcGIS Pro system requirements.
Some course exercises use notebooks that are not supported in Internet Explorer. We recommend using Google Chrome, Firefox Mozilla, or Microsoft Edge.

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  • +3 votes

    You're better off just doing the standard free ESRI tutorials:
    https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/get-started/pro-quickstart...

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      Those are quickstart tutorials aimed at beginners for ArcGIS pro (which is also very helpful of course). This course is more advanced than that.

      "You will learn the what, how, and why of spatial data science, with each section focusing on specific topics and applications such as data engineering and visualization, suitability modeling, pattern detection, space-time pattern mining, and object detection with deep learning. You can study at your own schedule; no online meetings are required.

      The final section of the course will be all about sharing and communicating the results effectively. This means you will be taught how to use ArcGIS StoryMaps to craft visually appealing and information-rich narratives that resonate with the stakeholders.

      Throughout the course duration, you can expect video presentations by Esri experts, discussion forums, and hands-on software exercises."

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      *E$RI

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    What sort of companies would use Esri GIS?

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      Fortunately or unfortunately pending on who you speak to they are far and away the largest GIS software provider. While there is some open source platforms like QGIS and other smaller paid software than ESRI, ESRI fullstack is widely used in a large number of industries.

      OZRI is an annual event held in Australia with some wide attendance from private and public sector.

      This was the last event in November.
      https://esriaustralia.com.au/event/ozri-2019-melbourne

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        Ok thanks. So what sort of companies/organisations would use this?

        Edit: Answered below

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          In addition to fulltimepanda if you click the link to the ozri page and then click on "view the program" you will see the names of organisations from presenters.

          Melbourne water, Melbourne airport are two examples.

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          The bushfire maps would all be built on ArcGIS, to give a topical example.

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            @mskeggs: They are and I know this for a fact 😉

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              @geo365: No they're not. Some are, many others are built via Google, Geoserver, QGIS and Terria… I worked on multiple. Though ESRI is by far the largest with ~2/3rds of gov serving via their platform.

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                @TogTogTogTog: Saying all were ESRI built is completely wrong of course, not all would be. But your statement contradicts itself. Some were ESRI, but many others weren't yet around 63% in your view was?

                Neither of us will know the numbers but like you said the vast majority are ESRI produced but good that some are not.

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                  @geo365: I'm just correcting your statement of fact and providing some further knowledge.

                  My view is based on the number of government agencies harvested for data.gov.au. We have modules for harvesting different systems and 2/3rds of those are ESRI portals.

                  Since ESRI is basically the only out-of-the-box enterprise mapping solution the overall percentage is probably much higher internationally. Though I suspect this number is dropping, as thankfully I've seen more and more departments wanting to switch to open-source solutions such as QGIS/Geoserver/Terria etc.

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        QGIS for life!

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      Potentially any company that has to deal with geographic information really. ESRI provides the number one platform for GIS in the business space with next to no competitors.

      If you want examples, I went the most recent OZRI conference, the presentations I remember were from BP Global, who were using it as a backbone in their digital platform. A public infrastructure company from Malaysia (?) using it to track and model construction of their railways. An environmental science government department using the system and platform to monitor and visualise farming pesticide runoff into major rivers. A drone/lidar company using it to store and display road conditioning data.

      In the company I work for, we use it in part to track infrastructure and manage assets nationwide.

    • +4 votes

      Councils, planning offices.

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      Engineering design consultancies use it very often.

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      I believe several government departments use this. Departments relating to agriculture, emergency services, water, energy, police, etc.

  • +6 votes

    Only $7k for the software and add-on licence!

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      Nothing compared to what large organisations and government departments pay for the ESRI full stack cloud and on premises.

      I'd see this as more an opportunity to learn deeper into the software for free to enhance career opportunities. Most organisations who use GIS want ESRI knowledge.

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      Not sure how widely known this is, but personal use is $165 per annum for the entire suite + most extensions (Advanced ArcInfo License)

      https://esriaustralia.com.au/arcgis-for-personal-use

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        I think within the GIS community it is known fairly well, however if you are working in a GIS career you probably have access to use pro wherever you are anyway.

        • +1 vote

          Except where I used to work - a big state government department. Unfortunately the IT department was so incompetent and too interested in spending their budget on sexy new IT projects, there was never enough ESRI licences to go around unless you were working late at night.

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      Expensive but there is basically no alternative when you need to do some serious work.

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    thank you for posting! was looking out for something like this one

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    I’ve been out of the GIS industry and haven’t used ArcGIS for so long this looks perfect for me to see what’s changed, thanks!

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    What level or ArcGIS pro license is on offer. There is a big difference between basic, standard an d advanced. That said most beginners wouldn’t need the advanced license which is very expensive.

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      The version for non-commercial that nivels007 has posted is pro. It's been a while but I can't remember when they moved from basic standard and advanced. Pretty sure they don't have that anymore. They have tools that you pay extra for pending on licensed arrangements.

      However the non-commercial version looks to have the same tools the used within the organisation I work for. So expectations is the version provided by ESRI for free for the 6 weeks is the same. It would need to be anyway as some of the spatial analyst tools they will be using in the course are advanced tools. They would also want you to explore the full version so I'm sure it is.

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        They most certainly do have those levels of license still. The advanced license is still about 20k from what I remember.

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    Do you receive a certificate or anything that acknowledges you completing the coursework?

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      Yes ESRI provide a certificate of completion.
      (Updated the post with this thanks).

  • +3 votes

    QGIS + 🐍 gets me through almost everything I need to do. I guess enterprise can’t really rely on open source though.

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    Can anyone recommend a laptop that would be suitable for this? I wouldn't mind upskilling myself into more GIS softwares for more job opportunities.

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    How much can a Spatial Data Analyst expect to earn?

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      In an engineering consulting firm (everyone will have some spatial data analysts), you could probably start on like 60k salary and have 100k after like 10 years experience?

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    Wondering if you need to have any GIS knowledge to complete this course.

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    course doesn't start until 26 of february though.

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    Username checks out.

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    Now to wait a month after Australia Day or 12 days after Valentine's Day before class starts.

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    It's knowledge worth knowing, but don't limit yourself to just esri. Some industries have a love for smallworld GIS (utilities). And while qgis is great (my goto), I can not use it within my current day job.

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