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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 16, 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.....

Mar 23, 2021

It is certainly very useful to have an idea about imagery analysis. This course is your great chance to work on your real personal project, with data that matters to you!

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By Jolaade O

Dec 20, 2018

I have learnt a lot, really excellent, the assignment and discussion forum makes you want to do more

By Simona V

Mar 29, 2021

Nick Santos is a great instructor and the course is extremely well done. I highly recommend it!

By Tak S T

Jan 6, 2021

very clear and good exercise, give you strong foundation to face the more challeng in the field

By Ramu S

Jun 7, 2020

Excellent class for GIS, this course give more data for our study and good understanding videos

By Miguel D S R

Jul 6, 2020

Excelente curso, muy interesantes las herramientas para aprovechar las imágenes satelitales.

By karmvir s r

Apr 23, 2017

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

By Tahira I

Jul 22, 2020

A Great Course to learn Imagery and Automation and model builder concepts in GIS.

By Alexa C

Oct 26, 2019

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

By Carlos O M R

Feb 14, 2021

Excellent broad enough my skills and allowed me to visualize other GIS options.

By Kasi P

Sep 11, 2018

Amazing course with in depth concepts on Remote Sensing and GIS Applications

By Priti R

Feb 26, 2019

Great course to learn applications of remote sensing and imaging in GIS!

By Oghenevwede E

Feb 18, 2019

Great course, high level work on GIS, great videos and assignments.

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 Nicole D

May 10, 2021

Thank you for this opportunity, I've learnt so much so far.

By Daniel T

Mar 19, 2020

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

By Tyler W

Jan 8, 2017

Great value! Excellent overview of GIS-based analysis


Jan 22, 2019

like to learn about how to work on satellite imagery

By Jesús A A E

May 15, 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