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About the Course

Welcome to the last course of the specialization (unless your continuing on to the capstone project, of course!). Using the knowledge you’ve learned about ArcGIS, complete technical tasks such raster calculations and suitability analysis. In this class you will become comfortable with spatial analysis and applications within GIS during four week-long modules: Week 1: You'll learn all about remotely sensed and satellite imagery, and be introduced to the electromagnetic spectrum. At the end of this week, you'll be able to find and download satellite imagery online and use it for two common types of analysis: NDVI and trained classification. Week 2: You'll learn how to use ModelBuilder to create large processing workflows that use parameters, preconditions, variables, and a new set of tools. We'll also explore a few topics that we don't really have time to discuss in detail, but might whet your appetite for future learning in other avenues: geocoding, time-enabled data, spatial statistics, and ArcGIS Pro. Week 3: In week three, we'll make and use digital elevation models using some new, specific tools such as the cut fill tool, hillshades, viewsheds and more. We'll also go through a few common algorithms including a very important one: the suitability analysis. Week 4: We'll begin the final week by talking about a few spatial analyst tools we haven't yet touched on in the specialization: Region Group to make our own zones, Focal Statistics to smooth a hillshade, Reclassify to change values, and Point Density to create a density surface. Finally, we'll wrap up by talking about a few more things that you might want to explore more as you start working on learning about GIS topics on your own. Take Geospatial and Environmental Analysis as a standalone course or as part of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization. You should have equivalent experience to completing the first, second, and third courses in this specialization, "Fundamentals of GIS," "GIS Data Formats, Design, and Quality", and "Geospatial and Environmental Analysis," respectively, before taking this course. By completing the fourth class you will gain the skills needed to succeed in the Specialization capstone....

Top reviews

SM

Jul 17, 2017

The course contents are up to date and equip the learner to face the real world of Remote sensing and GIS. I encourage those who still hesitate to get enrolled to make their decision soon.....

LH

Feb 19, 2019

Si quieres aprender acerca de detección remota, este es el curso indicado. He aprendido muchísimo acerca de imagen y creación de modelos para correr procesos en SIG

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By Leydi N R M

Feb 28, 2017

Excellent course

By Abdulkadir D R

May 15, 2017

very good and well prepared course

By karmvir s r

Apr 23, 2017

Best of the specialization!!!!!! Amazing instructor, mentors and course material!!!

By MA X

Oct 03, 2016

Very Helpful.

By Mark H

Apr 28, 2017

Great course, actually quite difficult, and good to get it finished and realise I've actually learnt a lot from having to do the assignment.

By Jesús A A E

May 16, 2017

Outstanding. A must for any remote sensing analyst.

By Hisham T A H K

Sep 16, 2016

I Love every thing about GIS & Coursera

By Shwahibu M

Jul 17, 2017

The course contents are up to date and equip the learner to face the real world of Remote sensing and GIS. I encourage those who still hesitate to get enrolled to make their decision soon.....

By Mohamed H

Apr 09, 2018

Thank you for this powerful content

By Kevin B

Feb 17, 2017

great course, seems to provide a bunch of real world applications!

By iliasmax

Sep 16, 2017

Great course. It offers you advance skills (model builder creation) so that you can accomplish your GIS work quicker and methodically.

By Kareem_Essayyed_Ali

Oct 28, 2017

Here you'ill start feel that you are control

By Benjamin S

Jun 19, 2018

Like the other classes in this specialization, this class does an excellent job of explaining a range of concepts and methods in ArcGIS.

By Aurora H

Sep 19, 2016

Very helpful. I learned a lot!

By Sanaullah K

Nov 01, 2018

Great

By Amira E T

Jul 14, 2018

Thank you for all your efforts and the amazing informative course

By Donny B

Jun 03, 2019

Good course!

By Jafed E

Jul 06, 2019

I enjoy the lectures. The professor has a good speaking and teaching style which keeps me interested. Lots of concrete math examples which make it easier to understand. Very good slides which are well formulated and easy to understand

By Osmar C T

Jul 14, 2019

It is interesting

By Ricardo J F

Jul 24, 2019

So much to learn....this course was great, the focus is not for everyone involved in GIS, but makes you wonder how many things can be improved in your own workflow

By Jayanta B

Aug 01, 2019

Thanks for the opportunity. I have learned a lot of this from fundamental of gis to this imagery, automation and application course. thanks again.

By Kazi J R

Aug 27, 2019

I've learned a lot about satellite imagery and it's applications via this course. Thank you coursera.

By Alexa C

Oct 26, 2019

Valuable information. Smooth learning, except some issues with the final toolbox.

By Md. A H

Aug 29, 2019

It was an excellent course. The course made me explore the vast area of GIS application in solving real-life problems.

By Tomas B

Sep 28, 2019

Very much worth it, although harder and slightly more demanding than the previous courses in the series!