Who should take this course?
Crowdsource mapping will be useful to anyone interested in collecting information on and mapping rapidly emerging issues (disease outbreaks, natural disasters), gathering information on public sentiment, or producing maps based on input from a network of loosely connected individuals. This course will have a wide appeal to geography and non-geography undergraduate and graduate students and practitioners. We anticipate students majors from criminal justice, sociology, archaeology, computer and information science, engineering, business, and more.
Who can take this course?
Current upper-level undergraduate students, current graduate students, and anyone with a bachelors degree. Students are welcome from both inside and outside the University of New Hampshire.
What will be covered in this course?
Through lectures, examples and hands-on activities, Crowdsource Mapping will provide background knowledge and experience necessary for students to get a solid understanding of how this type of mapping can be used to respond to a variety of emerging situations.
Do I need a background in GIS to take this course?
No! While having a background or some experience in GIS would be helpful, there is no mapping experience required for this course. While the software tools used in crowdsource mapping rely on complex and powerful mapping software in the background, users of these websites don't have to worry about all of the details. Students in this course need only to have good general computer and internet skills.
Is this course part of the UNH Graduate Certificate Program in Geosptial Science?
Yes! This course can be used as an elective. For more on the program, check out the certificate program website.
What's the course schedule?
Both the graduate and undergraduate version of the course are in the process of being converted from a special topics to a regular course. The next time this course will likely be offered in spring 2020 semester.
All coursework, including lectures, homework and projects, will take place online. There are no specific meeting times - students can work on their own schedule.
Do you have a course syllabus I can see?
Sure! Here's the 2017 course syllabus. Keep in mind that while the topics covered will largely be the same the next time it is offered, the exact schedule and activities will vary somewhat based on advances in technology.
What credits are available for this course?
Currently the course is offered online through the University of New Hampshire as a special topics course for 4 academic credits. Undergraduate students should register for GEOG 796 (Geography, CRN: 56867. Graduate students should register for GSS 896 (Geospatial Science, CRN: 56888). In the future, these details will change.
Is there a non-credit version of this course?
No. All participants in this course need to enroll for academic credit through the University of New Hampshire.
How can I register for this course?
UNH students: Register for the course using just as you would for any other course using WebCat.
Non-UNH students: Get in touch with the UNH Registrar's Office for more details.
Undergraduate: register for GEOG 796 (CRN: 56867)
Graduate: register for GSS 896 (CRN: 56888)