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Approx. 18 hours to complete

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Skills you will gain

Geographic Information System (GIS)CartographyEsriMappingSpatial Analysis

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Beginner Level

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

GIS File Types, Data Models, and Topology

8 videos (Total 88 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Introduction to topology10m
Topology and data formats8m
Shapefile: simple, with no topology11m
Coverage: Complex, but has topology15m
Comparison of shapefile, coverage, and geodatabase12m
Building basic topology9m
Georelational and object-relational vector data models17m
1 reading
PDF files of all lecture slides10m
2 practice exercises
GIS Software needed for this course5m
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Finding data and preparing it for your project

8 videos (Total 64 min), 1 quiz
8 videos
Data dictionary5m
The importance of metadata4m
Viewing and editing metadata in ArcMap4m
Downloading and using GIS data18m
Adding x,y data from a table11m
Clipping a feature class4m
Merging feature classes5m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Geocoding addresses and postal codes

9 videos (Total 98 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Geocoding in ArcGIS Online8m
Geocoding postal codes8m
Geocoding postal codes in ArcMap14m
Postal codes and census data11m
Canadian census units15m
Ecological fallacy4m
Geocoding street addresses9m
Geocoding street addresses in ArcMap11m
1 reading
Geocoding practice10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz10m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Map Design Principles

17 videos (Total 134 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
17 videos
The map design process10m
Controls on map design, part 19m
Controls on map design, part 25m
Controls on map design, part 35m
Design principles5m
Visual hierarchy8m
Figure-ground relationship9m
Contrast5m
Legibility4m
Visual balance3m
Map elements14m
Creating a map layout in ArcMap11m
Basic map design in ArcMap13m
Exporting a map as an image in ArcMap1m
Typography8m
Creating and customizing labels in ArcMap9m
1 reading
Map design practice20m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz30m
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Top reviews from GIS Data Acquisition and Map Design

By JKJul 7th 2019

I learned a lot about spatial analysis. The professor's explanation was great.

By JDNov 18th 2019

This series of courses are very amazing and really worth trying.

Instructor

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Don Boyes

Professor, Teaching Stream
Geography and Planning

About University of Toronto

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About the GIS, Mapping, and Spatial Analysis Specialization

This Specialization is for those new to mapping and GIS, as well as anyone looking to gain a better understanding of how it all works and why. You will learn practical skills that can be applied to your own work using cutting-edge software created by Esri Inc., the world's leading GIS company and our industry partner....
GIS, Mapping, and Spatial Analysis

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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