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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 25, 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!

Apr 30, 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 Luis R H A

May 24, 2020

Great course. We can go deeper in GIS knowledge

By Diana P A N

May 12, 2020

I learned so much about building data in ArcGIS!


Apr 14, 2020

Great course. Interesting things I have learned.

By Jitan D

Jul 26, 2017

An interactive course! I'm happy to be enrolled.

By Jesús A

Sep 4, 2016

Excellent course. Thanks all for the oportunity!

By Justin N

Aug 8, 2016

Great course, great materials, great instructor!

By Edgar V

Jan 31, 2018

I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot!

By Carlos S

Oct 12, 2020

So much learning in this course, thanks a lot!

By Bikash S

Apr 24, 2020

Very nice course, nice project. Learnt a lot.

By Albert J

Mar 7, 2018

Clear presentation. Good level of difficulty.

By Monika M

Jun 16, 2016

Excellent course. I will take the next one :)

By Kokila P R

May 26, 2020

Wonderful experience in doing this course...

By Ahmad R

Apr 28, 2020

Its a very educative and interesting course.

By Kasi P

Mar 1, 2017

I had a very pleasant experiential learning.

By Jerry L

Oct 11, 2019

Very detailed intro to learn more about GIS

By Sameera T

Aug 22, 2016

Had fun learning about map making in depth.

By Mohamed S

May 28, 2020

a lot of information with decent practices

By Naveed A

Jun 14, 2020

excellent learning of working with ArcGIS

By Marit d L

Mar 3, 2018

Excellent course, great final assignment!

By Ather M K

Feb 9, 2017

Its a very useful and informative course.

By alzbeir h

May 3, 2020

it is very good course i hope you got it

By José L Y

Apr 26, 2020

Very educational and easy to understand.

By Nick J

Sep 15, 2019

this was extremly helpfull in my career!

By Pius K A

Jul 30, 2018

Great course , Prof Nick is really good.


May 1, 2019