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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 Daria Z

Nov 12, 2020

Very good and informative.

By Roy H

Feb 28, 2019

Great in-depth GIS course!

By Allan C B

Feb 25, 2018

Best laid training module.

By paulo r r

Feb 2, 2020

Ótimo curso e instrutores

By Deleted A

Jun 13, 2017

Exceptionally Informative

By sara s u

Aug 12, 2016

Very good and beneficial.

By Raiyan

May 21, 2020

learned a lots of things

By Ali k

Mar 11, 2020

Just love the course...

By Marcos G

Aug 12, 2016

Awesome course! Thanks!

By Jessica J C B

Nov 14, 2020

It was a great course!

By Jamie S

Oct 1, 2019

Great course! Thanks!

By Vincent A B

Nov 16, 2020

I have learned a lot.

By Karim K E S A

May 22, 2020

Great training course

By Dr. M S M

Apr 14, 2020

Great Course to Learn

By Diana S

Jan 9, 2017

Excellent course =)!!

By kailash p

Nov 27, 2017

its Was great course

By Dr E L E m

Jun 4, 2020

Very Very Very Good

By Wilson D

Dec 6, 2019

Really great course

By Akram A M E

Apr 12, 2018

very good material


Nov 18, 2020

excelent material

By Bharat B K

May 2, 2020

Very Nice Course.

By Tatiana A G M

Mar 3, 2020

Excellent course!

By Yicheng H

Jun 19, 2018

Great GIS course.


Feb 5, 2018

Excellent course!

By Claudios H

Apr 16, 2016

Jus what i needed