Links of the Week (2015/10)

Hey folks!

Since Simon is really busy this week, I will be taking over the Links of the Week this time:

  • Coursera is a a website that offers MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Its mission statement is to “provide universal access to the world’s best education.”  You can sign up for free for classes and if you want you can even get a (paid) certificate afterwards. A lot of high ranked universities are participating, you should definetly check out their course list. Here are some intresting courses that start this week: R Programming, The Data Scientist’s Toolbox, Data Analysis and Statistical Inference , Getting and Cleaning Data.
  • StoryMapJS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events. Its used for example by Aljazeera, The Washington Post, The Times or even Game of Thrones.
  • BeautifulMaps is a tumblr blog with a collection of amazing pictures of (vintage) maps. It is real eyecandy for everybody who interested in GIS and cartography.
  • OpenWeatherMap provides layers with information about weather (wind, clouds, precipitation,…) that can be added to web maps like Leaflet, Openlayes and mobile appilcations. Check out their website and have a look at the examples.


Drop us a comment on how you like this weeks links and pay us a visit next week when Simon is back again with great new links.

See you!



About This Author

Martin was born in Czech Republic and studied at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. He is currently working at GeoVille - an Earth Observation Company based in Austria, specialised in Land Monitoring. His main interests are: Open-source applications like R, (geospatial) statistics and data-management, web-mapping and visualization. He loves travelling, geocaching, photography and sports.

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  • Speaking of Coursera, there is also another website that provides some nice MOOCs, called iversity. Even though Coursera features a greater variety of courses, it might be interesting to take a look at iversity, too.

    Matthias 9 years ago Reply

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