Learning resources supporting blended learning towards fundamentals of Digital Earth. Intended for academic courses across different disciplines benefitting from a spatial perspective and cross-domain integration. Designed and developed in the ÖAD APPEAR project 'DEvision' - Digitally Connecting Real and Virtual Environments with support from the Austrian Development Cooperation. Check for details: https://devision-zgis.hub.arcgis.com

Introducing general foundations for implementing Digital Earth. This includes measuring global dimensions and locations and the collection of georeferenced data followed by communicating and sharing this information, all through cloud platforms.

Exploring major spatial data models and experiencing practical steps towards data definition and editing, and publishing through online services. Open data as an important contribution to Spatial Data Infrastructures. Development of apps for mobile data acquisition.

Translation of spatial data into visual language for communication with a focus on dynamic web maps and interfaces. Different types of maps are designed as frames for online interaction. Storymaps and dashboards are complemented by individually designed web m/app experiences. 

Remote sensing imagery, its analysis and online communication are considered central to a Digital Earth experience. The entire workflow from sensing through visualisation and extraction of semantics leads to the creation and sharing of information products.

Spatial Analytics are focussed on creating added information value and products from geospatial data. Translating generic geographic concepts into methods using topological and geometric relations across information layers aims at providing insights and decision support.