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About the Course

In this course, the second in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization, you will go in-depth with common data types (such as raster and vector data), structures, quality and storage during four week-long modules: Week 1: Learn about data models and formats, including a full understanding of vector data and raster concepts. You will also learn about the implications of a data’s scale and how to load layers from web services. Week 2: Create a vector data model by using vector attribute tables, writing query strings, defining queries, and adding and calculating fields. You'll also learn how to create new data through the process of digitizing and you'll use the built-in Editor tools in ArcGIS. Week 3: Learn about common data storage mechanisms within GIS, including geodatabases and shapefiles. Learn how to choose between them for your projects and how to optimize them for speed and size. You'll also work with rasters for the first time, using digital elevation models and creating slope and distance analysis products. Week 4: Explore datasets and assess them for quality and uncertainty. You will also learn how to bring your maps and data to the Internet and create web maps quickly with ArcGIS Online. Take GIS Data Formats, Design and Quality as a standalone course or as part of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization. You should have equivalent experience to completing the first course in this specialization, Fundamentals of GIS, before taking this course. By completing the second class in the Specialization you will gain the skills needed to succeed in the full program....

Top reviews


Dec 26, 2018

Great course. Quite challenging, huge amount of info shared and employed in the assignments. This makes the course very thorough yet as mentioned, challenging to complete. Not for the faint at heart!


May 01, 2016

Awesome..... The lectures are very helpful to the students or gis learners who wants to do some on-line, especially the final project was awesome... i really enjoyed and learned much more things...

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By Janix K A

Aug 10, 2016

Great Experience

By Bijoy M

Jul 16, 2020

Awesome course.

By Mohamed M

May 15, 2020

Amazing Course!

By Miguel D S R

Apr 21, 2020

Excelente curso

By Osmar C T

May 14, 2019

muy interesante

By Ravinder V

Jan 14, 2018

Thank you Nick!

By Mohamed A A E

Dec 15, 2018

amazing course

By Aninda S H

Apr 01, 2019

Great Course.

By Mahmoud K H K

Jun 21, 2018

thanx mr nick

By Alaa H F H

Nov 04, 2017

great course!

By Kareem_Essayyed_Ali

Aug 30, 2017

Amazing Stuff


Aug 24, 2016

useful course

By Rafiul A

Apr 22, 2020

very helpful

By Muhammad A

Mar 18, 2020

great course

By Lagoun A B H

Nov 06, 2019

Great Course

By Kenneth K K

Aug 01, 2018

Great course

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Oct 02, 2017


By fared m

Aug 15, 2017

Nice Content

By Xuechan M

Jun 25, 2016

Very useful.

By M M A

Mar 04, 2019

i love this

By King V

Jun 10, 2016


By dophuong

Jun 03, 2016

Nice course

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Dec 03, 2018


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Dec 11, 2016