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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 Michael M

Aug 12, 2019

Great course, building on knowledge given in the first course.

By Khaled A

Apr 13, 2020

I loved it, learned a lot and will continue learning from you

By Wen H

Nov 12, 2016

Great contents, very wel presented and fun to do assignments!

By Artur H

Jul 26, 2016

Great! Much fun to have the guest lecturer as well :) Thanks!

By Satchithanantham G

Oct 20, 2020

Very good course. Well-organised to understand and practice.

By Lindsey T

Feb 26, 2019

Really gave me the skills to start working with my own data!

By Priti R

Oct 21, 2018

Great course to learn about geodatabases and analysis tools!

By 蒋咏

Dec 12, 2016

It's really excellent! The course helps me a lot! Thank you.

By Gin

May 20, 2020

Highest quality teaching content and engaging assignments!


Nov 15, 2021

I​t is a course where we get to really learn useful skills

By Samah M S M

Jan 2, 2019

Know I can control in data format by attribute table easy

By Samith G

Aug 24, 2020

Love this course with great materials thank you very much

By Kasturi V G

Jul 19, 2021

Easy and Fun to learn with hands on project assignments.

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!