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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 Dr S V K V P M

May 20, 2020

Excellent course i able to prepare thematic maps my self

By Aldy N M G

Aug 16, 2020

excelent course, i really like the videos and homeworks

By Nouman a

Sep 24, 2019

It is Best Course. It has increase my knowledge in GIS.


Feb 26, 2018

The course is excellent, I learned a lot of new things.

By Diana D

Feb 8, 2017

Easier than I expected to follow. Great help in forums.

By Anastasiya S

Sep 6, 2018

Very useful and interesting material + great teacher.

By Subramanian P

Apr 2, 2018

It was useful to understand detailed study about GIS.

By Bernard B

Aug 15, 2016

Very informative course, thank you Cousera, UC Davies

By Ariel G T

Nov 17, 2020

es interesante poder contar que este tipo de cursos.

By Taslima A

Oct 28, 2020

Well organized and really helpful. I learned a lot.

By Job G V

Jun 28, 2020

Great followup course for the fundamental of GIS.

By Udalov L

Mar 8, 2020

It was interesting and understandable. Thank you!

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 A E

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.