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About the Course

In this course, you will learn how to find GIS data for your own projects, and how to create a well-designed map that effectively communicates your message. The first section focuses on the basic building blocks of GIS data, so that you know what types of GIS files exist, and the implications of choosing one type over another. Next, we'll discuss metadata (which is information about a data set) so you know how to evaluate a data set before you decide to use it, as well as preparing data by merging and clipping files as needed. We'll then talk about how to take non-GIS data, such as a list of addresses, and convert it into "mappable" data using geocoding. Finally, you'll learn about how to take data that you have found and design a map using cartographic principles. In the course project, you will find your own data and create your own quantitative map. Note: software is not provided for this course....

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Aug 3, 2020

It is one of the best course of the specialization. I learned a lot about data acquisition, map design elements and principles and exporting map. It gave me a greater knowledge of map designs.

Aug 16, 2020

A nice and well explained course again. i think if some sample data can be supplied to the trainees when you are demonstrating something in ArcGIS it would be more helpful to practice.

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By Jennifer L B D

Aug 23, 2020

Amazing course...I learned a lot!

By Farah N

Oct 21, 2020

It was a good leaning experience

By Samir S P

Oct 15, 2020

Excellent instructional videos.

By Renalie B C

Dec 24, 2020

Thank you for this opportunity

By Aisha E

Oct 30, 2019

I totally enjoyed this course!

By Herimitsinjo R

Oct 11, 2019

informative and good practices

By Mohini D

Sep 21, 2020

It was a great experience.


Nov 10, 2020

It's very helpful for all

By Md. Z H

Jun 6, 2020

That was surely best one

By Donny B

May 27, 2020

Really good instructor.

By Xinbo Z

Jan 6, 2020

Great course by U of T!

By Muhammad F K

Jul 6, 2020

Learned a lot. Thanks

By Germán G V V

Jun 21, 2020

Pretty good course!

By Amaefula I

Jun 6, 2019

I love this program

By Joel O U

Jul 2, 2020

Awesome Experience

By Arezoo R

Aug 8, 2020

Awesome as always

By Bharat B K

Apr 3, 2020

Very Good course.


Jun 30, 2020

Excellent course

By Sathish L

Jun 27, 2020

Very good course

By Francisco J G D

Feb 20, 2020

Excellent course

By Sharon R

Dec 14, 2020

awesome course!


Sep 14, 2020

Wonderful one

By Fawaz A

Jun 2, 2020

Great lessons

By Lochan J

Sep 4, 2020

nice course


Apr 26, 2020