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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.....

Oct 27, 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 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!


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

By Deleted A

Jul 25, 2017

Applications are very useful

By Kweku D A

Jan 13, 2021

great and insightful course

By shady h

Nov 6, 2016

Well organized course

By Osmar C T

Jul 14, 2019

It is interesting


Jan 2, 2019

very good course


Sep 17, 2017

good very good !

By Leydi R

Feb 28, 2017

Excellent course


Aug 24, 2016

best course ever

By Yiran W

Aug 29, 2017

Great course!

By Xuechan M

Oct 3, 2016

Very Helpful.

By Donny B

Jun 3, 2019

Good course!

By Carlos T H

Sep 8, 2018


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By Nura K

Nov 10, 2016

Yes for sure

By Jessica B

Jan 10, 2017


By Atti

Nov 14, 2016

i like it

By Humberto G M

Dec 26, 2020