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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

LT
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!

SS
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 Pushkar B

Aug 8, 2017

Superb Course. A must for anyone wanting to get started with GIS and Spatial Analysis.

By Heitor C d S

Jun 1, 2017

Very good professor, with high skills on the subject. I learned a lot in usign ArcGIS.

By Flavio V

May 25, 2020

Very helpful and detailed, every lecture has very profound materials and informations

By RICARDO A B G

Apr 30, 2021

Excellent course, very complete. I am satisfied with what I have learned. Thank you.

By Gary L M

Dec 30, 2019

Very much enjoyed this course. I feel like I'm gaining skills toward a new position.

By Matheus B

Aug 31, 2016

I really think that this course is the best specialization already available online.

By Jameal L M

Aug 24, 2020

Great way to learn GIS database handling - formats, design and quality of the data.

By Jabulani J

Aug 19, 2020

Fantastic! Used this course to get a better understanding of working with rasters.

By Conor M

Sep 22, 2019

interesting course, well designed projects ensured I got to practice each topic

By James A B

Oct 28, 2020

Great course however some of the videos were more complex than they had to be

By Oscar E G

Jul 22, 2020

Es un excelente curso, pone a prueba de verdad los conocimientos adquiridos.

By Joe W Z K

Oct 16, 2019

Wonderful course I enjoyed it and I want ti go till the end of the program!

By Fiorella J M

Jul 15, 2020

Starting to use those problem-solving skills a little more, great course!

By Sk. F A

Apr 28, 2020

Very nice and well organized course. Nicely briefed everything necessary.

By Phoukhong P

Dec 29, 2018

I enjoy this course very much and it is extremely good for analysis task.

By Parimal R

Mar 25, 2018

Great course, highly recommended, please add one video on creating layers

By Matthieu C

Feb 22, 2017

Great teaching material, great teacher, great tutorials and assignments !

By sigal k

Jul 6, 2020

Week 3 was the most helpful and fun to do and so was the final project.

By Gonzalo G

Mar 28, 2019

Great course! You will learnt a lot about GIS, ArcGIS and data analysis.

By Shannon S

Feb 19, 2019

Informative. Learnt a lot, and the project ensured I used what I learnt.

By Sara O

Jun 27, 2016

Excellent course. Very clear lectures and assignments. I learned a lot.

By Olushola ( A

Oct 14, 2017

Challenging but interesting. Most especially the final graded project!

By Mohammed A

Jan 15, 2019

The course is professional and exactly what I needed to excel at GIS.

By karmvir s r

Mar 19, 2017

Takes one step above from Funadamentals of GIS...Must take course!!!!

By Makram C

Jul 24, 2019

Very Good course! It combines the theoretical and practical aspects.