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What you will learn

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    Create a GIS project proposal

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    Develop a hypothesis for a GIS-based question

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    Complete a data analysis in line with your project objectives

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    Interpret and explain the results you obtained in comparison to your original GIS question and/or hypothesis

Skills you will gain

Geographic Information System (GIS)Data AnalysisProjectMap AnalysisProject Management

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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-8 weeks of study in 4 milestones - each milestone should take 10-20 hours of effort....

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Course Overview and Milestone 1: Project Proposal

4 videos (Total 56 min), 7 readings
4 videos
Project Proposal Overview10m
Vector-Based Suitability Analysis (Review from Imagery, Automation, and Applications)15m
Classifying Imagery and Derived Products (Review from Imagery, Automation, and Applications)25m
7 readings
Course Project Overview15m
Getting Help in this Course10m
Milestone 1 Assignment Preview10m
Finding Project Ideas10m
Data Sources For Your Project10m
Example Project Proposal10m
Extra Practice: Make Your Project a Website10m
Week
2
12 hours to complete

Milestone 1: Project Proposal Submission

1 quiz
Week
3
14 hours to complete

Milestone 2: Planning Your Workflow

9 videos (Total 95 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
What is ModelBuilder? (Review from Imagery, Automation, and Applications)12m
Creating Toolboxes and Tools with ModelBuilder (Review from Imagery, Automation, and Applications)12m
Setting Up a Larger Model (Review from Imagery, Automation, and Applications)12m
Using Interface Tools as Geoprocessing Tools in ModelBuilder (Review from Imagery, Automation, and Applications)8m
Feature Layers and Selections in Models (Review from Imagery, Automation, and Applications)10m
Branching, Preconditions, and Viewing Progress Interactively (Review from Imagery, Automation, and Applications)14m
Polishing Models for Reuse (Review from Imagery, Automation, and Applications)13m
Advanced Models and Exporting Models to Python (Review from Imagery, Automation, and Applications)6m
2 readings
Milestone 2 Assignment Preview10m
Extra Practice: Data Analysis10m
Week
4
26 minutes to complete

Milestone 3: Data Analysis

1 video (Total 6 min), 2 readings
2 readings
Milestone 3 Assignment Preview10m
Example Methods and Results Document10m
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Top reviews from Geospatial Analysis Project

By DEMay 30th 2017

Excellent course and excellent specialization! I got new knowledge and great pleasure from studying! Many thanks to Coursera, UC Davis and personally to Nick Santos!

By PPNov 23rd 2017

Excellent course, I really liked pursuing the project of my choice and facing and demolishing all the challenges I faced on my way to the completion of the project.

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Nick Santos

Geospatial Applications Researcher
Center for Watershed Sciences

About University of California, Davis

UC Davis, one of the nation’s top-ranked research universities, is a global leader in agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, environmental and biological sciences, and technology. With four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis and its students and alumni are known for their academic excellence, meaningful public service and profound international impact....

About the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization

Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an increasingly sought after skill in industries from agriculture to public health. This Specialization, offered in partnership with ArcGIS developer Esri, will teach the skills you need to successfully use GIS software in a professional setting. You will learn how to analyze your spatial data, use cartography techniques to communicate your results in maps, and collaborate with peers in GIS and GIS-dependent fields. In the final Capstone Project, you will create a professional-quality GIS portfolio piece using a combination of data identification and collection, analytical map development, and spatial analysis techniques....
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