La página web publicaba el pasado 26 de diciembre de 2013 un excepcional artículo dónde explicaba de esta forma el contenido del mismo:

cursos gratuitos que pudieran ser de utilidad de alguna u otra forma en páginas web del tipo MOOC (Massive open online course) u otras webs con cursos abiertos, canales de YouTube donde encontrar información, etc.

Algunos cursos están relacionados directamente con mapas o programación GIS, otros son cursos que me parecían interesantes sobre temas en los que se estudia una componente geográfica importante (diseño de las ciudades, smart cities, pobreza en el mundo, salud, energía,..).

Esta es la relación de los mismos que publicaba:

Aportaciones de otros usuarios:

Cursos abiertos :


  • Designing Cities (Archivado): The course explores visionary and practical concepts of city design and planning, past and present, and how design can address such looming challenges as urban population growth, climate change and rising sea levels. Participants will be encouraged to make proposals for city design and development, starting with their own immediate environment.
  • Maps and the Geospatial Revolution  (Archivado)(30 Abril de 2014): 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.
  • An introduction to Interactive Programming in Python  (2 Archivados): This course is designed to be a fun introduction to the basics of programming in Python. Our main focus will be on building simple interactive games such as Pong, Blackjack and Asteroids
  • Startup Engineering  (Archivado): Learn the engineering skills needed to build a technology startup from the ground up. Aprendes a usar servidores Amazon Web Services y recientemente se comunicó que este tipo de servidores permitirán soporte para PostGIS.
  • TechniCity  (24 Febrero de 2014): We live in real-time, technologically enhanced cities. Explore the sweeping changes that our cities are undergoing as a result of networks, sensors, and communication technology.
  • Energy 101  (13 Enero de 2014): As a society and individually, we use energy every moment of our lives to improve our quality of life. Energy 101 will develop the big picture and connect the details of our energy use, technology, infrastructure, impact, and future.
  • Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems (21 de Enero de 2014): Introduction to the design and implementation of applications for handheld systems, such as smartphones and tablets, running the Android Platform.
  • An Introduction to Global Health   (2 de Junio de 2014) This course will provide you with an overview of the most important health challenges facing the world today. You will gain insight into how challenges have changed over time, we will discuss the likely determinants of such changes and examine future projections. Successful international strategies and programs promoting human health will be highlighted and global health governance structures will be mapped and the role of the key actors explored.


  • Global Warming Science  (19 Feb 2014) An introduction to the physics of the climate system and the basic science underpinning discussions of anthropogenic climate change.
  • The Challenges of Global Poverty (5 Feb 2014)  A course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty.
  • Next Generation Infrastructures – Part 1  (April 2014)Explore the complexity and challenges of infrastructure systems (Transport, Energy, IT/Telecom and Water) in the 21st century.
  • Engineering Software as a Service  (Spring 2014: CS169.1x teaches the fundamentals of software engineering using Agile techniques to develop Software as a Service using Ruby on Rails.
  • Engineering Software as a Service II  (Spring 2014) CS169.2x teaches sophisticated SaaS+Agile skills, such as working with legacy code, building on basics from CS169.1x.