Analyze pandemic food insecurity using Data Science and GIS

Due to proliferating digital data, one of the fastest growing industries is data science. In this class you will create a Python data science model within the sphere of COVID-19 impacts. The products will be data science correlation tables, graphic plots, QGIS maps, and a published dashboard. You’ll be equipped with skills that are marketable with almost any agency trying to turn data into knowledge.



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Analyze pandemic food insecurity using Data Science and GIS

Join this class and get access to 10 lessons that give you the ability to build a data science model and visualize the results in GIS.

The Sea of Big Data

(aka Harvesting the right data needed to analyze the problem)

The Rag and Mop

(aka Scrub your data to clean it up)

Spot the Indicators

(aka Figure out the variables that your problem is sensitive to)

Coding Intelligence

(aka Write a data science model)

Did it Work?

(aka Interpret your resulting numbers)

Swami says...

(aka The model makes predictions on other datasets)


(aka Where the data science model gets hooked up to GIS)

Where's the Problem

(aka Visualize the numbers and locations)

Holistic Reporting

(aka Author a web dashboard)

Tackle the Model Again

(aka Reiterate your model using other datasets and hyperparameter changes)

You also get access to these bonuses

Bonus 1:

A list of black box and white box models

value $79

Bonus 2:

Exploratory Data Analysis guide

value $129

Bonus 3:

A Python data cleaning script

value $199

Enter our online GIS program anytime.

It's a flexible program. Pick just one course or complete any 6 to earn your GIS certificate.

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Focus your learning where the best GIS jobs are.

A common GIS education path has been to pursue a Masters program in GIS. But it’s widely known in the industry that new geography grads are not getting enough exposure to cloud, mobile, and new geospatial programming environments.

So we assembled a world class team to teach you how to be the talent that the geospatial industry WILL HIRE. Compare the experience of our industry instructors and you’ll see why we top the list of best online GIS certificate programs.

Earn your GIS Certificate in 6 months with flexible choice of classes.

Take the GIS classes you want, when you want, at the price level you want.

• Knowledge builder- asynchronous learning

• Professional builder- live instructor access

• Certificate builder- college certificate in GIS

Video Demos

Narrated industry stories and software demos


Applied tasks using data and GIS software

Instructor Access

Instructor review and feedback on deliverables


Project sign off and college certification


What can you achieve with these skills?

With these skills you will get an introduction to data science and learn to integrate the results with GIS which is a quickly growing skill combination.

Become a dual threat with data science and GIS

You will cross train on two exploding fields.

Write a data science model

You will work with code and statistics.

Connect results to a GIS dashboard

You will learn how data science supports GIS visualizations.


About the Instructor


Melissa Anthony has 16 years of experience in the GIS/Data Science industry with a strong background in anthropology.  She has worked as an archaeologist for several companies throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and Belize. She was a GIS Supervisor for an electric company covering 5,000 square miles of territory, 11 counties, and 160,000 customers. She’s a graduate of a Data Science Fellowship from General Assembly where she collaborated with veteran Data Scientists on the latest data science methods.  She currently works as a Data Scientist for Xcel Energy.

  • Why my course is useful

    Both GIS and Data Science are growing fields. It’s obvious that the data explosion has created the need for more people to do analysis of data to make sense of it all. And it’s a natural feed to GIS which is often the best visual representation of any data informed issue.

  • Why I built it

    I’ve worked as a GIS analyst and managed GIS’s for non dynamic features like cultural resources. And I learned there is so much data out there, free and widely available. I wanted to use that to take actionable steps in providing tools to local governments and non-profits to make data-driven decisions.

  • What I hope for you

    I hope you take the class and feel the rewarding feeling of creating actionable insights out of data. There’s an ocean of data out there and we need to inform decision makers more quickly with the best data science to save our planet. Every student in my class is a seed to new world insights!


Analyze pandemic food insecurity using machine learning and GIS

Who is this class for?

The GIS industry is projected to be worth $18B by 2023. Despite this massive growth in new applications, there hasn’t been a single place for all of us to quickly learn tried and true skills from successful Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Until Now! The people that purchase this course are:

  • College students and graduates looking to get fast track industry insights

  • Government professionals looking to retrain themselves and remain relevant

  • Corporate professionals looking to maintain a competitive advantage with relevant projects.


Talk to us and we’ll figure out your best path into the industry by suggesting project managers, companies, networks, and a GIS job recruiter. It's simply the best GIS career advisement in the world.