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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 Hisham T K

Sep 16, 2016

I Love every thing about GIS & Coursera

By Jennifer C

Apr 26, 2020

A really good course for learning GIS!

By Kinsie R

Apr 8, 2019

I enjoyed this course. On to the next!

By Xi C

Feb 6, 2017

Excellent course and great instructor.

By Nathan D

May 29, 2016

Well paced, well structured, good fun.

By Soft T

Jun 11, 2018

good study materials. love the course

By Sarper Y

Apr 9, 2017

Design was the one we have longed for


Jul 18, 2020

its the best course i have ever done

By Ahmed S A E M

Dec 14, 2019

GIS Data Formats, Design and Quality

By Binod T

Feb 2, 2019

The best instructor and good format

By Anthony M

Jul 28, 2018

great intro and a splendid delivery

By Leda R

Aug 28, 2018

Muy claro y útil. Buena dinámica.


Nov 5, 2020

Excelente curso, Muchas gracias.

By Juan C A E

May 22, 2019

Great course! Excellent teacher!

By Sanjit G

Mar 1, 2021

This course is design very well

By Omar T N

Jun 2, 2020

Best GIS course on the internet

By Jasminka K

Aug 20, 2018

I learned a lot at this course.

By cody d

Dec 24, 2017

great course, very informative.


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By ughemetani u

Dec 5, 2017

Great course and well loaded.

By Benjie L

Jul 1, 2016

Very much recommended course.

By Abraham F

Jun 3, 2021

Quick, precise and complete!

By Aneeq M A

Apr 20, 2020

Awesome course learned alot

By Salman B

Apr 13, 2019

Just a geat course indeed..