Odyssey: Modern Cartography, Big Data, and Cybersecurity

Discussions about the opening of Apple's iPhone and the use of big data for everything from package delivery to weather prediction have brought issues surrounding the tracking of individuals to the forefront in news around the world. This same technology, powered by the GPS in every cellphone, is also being used to help provide disaster relief and to discover information for epidemiologists trying to control diseases such as Ebola and Zika. It has placed into the hands of every individual powerful mapping and cartographic tools, many of which are crowd-sourced and free. The class will provide an introduction to this kind of modern digital and real time mapping and will also discuss the technical and ethical issues surrounding big data security and its use.

910.777.01 Homewood Campus Thursdays, Oct. 27 to Dec. 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m. No class Nov. 24 Cost: $150 (6 sessions)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50% remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.