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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Imagery, Automation, and Applications by University of California, Davis

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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


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.....


Oct 28, 2020

Very good course, but certain topics evaluated in this course were not well explain, specially remote sensing images processing (downloading and managing them to GIS)

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By Kevin B

Feb 17, 2017

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

By Jerry L

Dec 24, 2019

A very comprehensive learning of ArcMap towards the advance level

By Amira E T

Jul 14, 2018

Thank you for all your efforts and the amazing informative course

By Rashik R K

May 20, 2020

For me, This is the best course so far in this specialization!!

By Valerie S

Aug 21, 2017

This has been my favorite course of the specialization so far!

By Daniel T

Mar 19, 2020

This was an amazing course. The best of the specialization.

By Tyler W

Jan 08, 2017

Great value! Excellent overview of GIS-based analysis


Jan 23, 2019

like to learn about how to work on satellite imagery

By Jesús A A E

May 16, 2017

Outstanding. A must for any remote sensing analyst.

By Sara O

Aug 20, 2016

An excellent and thorough course. I learned a lot.

By Kareem_Essayyed_Ali

Oct 28, 2017

Here you'ill start feel that you are control

By Oscar E G

Aug 28, 2020

El mejor curso que puedes encontrar de SIG

By Pin W

Aug 17, 2017

Like the course and the way Nick teaches.

By Rafiul A

May 25, 2020

highly recommended for advance learning

By Hisham T K

Sep 16, 2016

I Love every thing about GIS & Coursera

By Dmitry E

Dec 08, 2016

Thanks for a very interesting course!

By Houachtia Z

Jun 11, 2020

Very good course

thank you very much

By Mohamed H

Apr 09, 2018

Thank you for this powerful content

By Abdirahman M

Feb 15, 2018

Wonderful and quite useful course.

By Abdulkadir D R

May 15, 2017

very good and well prepared course

By Justin N

Oct 31, 2016

Great course. Awesome instructor.


Sep 23, 2016

Very challenging and Fantastic!

By Janix K A

Aug 10, 2016

Very suitable for my GIS career

By Aurora H

Sep 19, 2016

Very helpful. I learned a lot!

By Barak G

Aug 30, 2020

Best of them 4 classes so far