University of California, Davis

Fundamentals of GIS

This course is part of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization

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Nick Santos
Eric Howard

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  • Define core geospatial concepts

  • Practice with subset data using selections and feature attributes

  • Create map books using advanced mapping techniques

  • Create layer and map packages

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, we will cover course expectations, give you a quick overview of GIS and what's great about it, take a first look at ArcGIS Pro and identify key elements in the interface, and define core geospatial concepts and terminology. In Section 2, we will discuss options for desktop GIS, the history of GIS and how it's used today, discuss resources and help that you can use, and lay out core skills that are relevant to you as a GIS analyst. We'll close out by showing you how to get a copy of ArcGIS Pro for this course, and with a tutorial on getting started in ArcGIS.

What's included

14 videos4 readings2 quizzes1 app item2 discussion prompts

In this module, we will explore GIS data using ArcMap and will explore and change properties of GIS layers to change map displays. We will subset data using selections, and explore feature attributes. Finally, we will learn about projections and use that knowledge as we run geoprocessing tools.

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10 videos1 reading2 quizzes3 discussion prompts

In this module we will identify common datasets in both the US and Internationally. We will use a new mode in ArcGIS to create complete maps that include proper symbology, legends, titles, north arrows, and data sources. We will further use more advanced mapping techniques to output map books and label items on the map.

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11 videos1 reading2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

In this module, we will view and edit metadata in order to create higher quality data. We will retrieve data from the web and share data, discuss workspaces and file formats, and create layer and map packages. We will also use multiple file formats for GIS data and be able to appropriately choose between them based upon project requirements.

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10 videos3 readings3 quizzes1 peer review3 discussion prompts

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