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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 26, 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

May 01, 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 Albert J

Mar 08, 2018

Clear presentation. Good level of difficulty.

By monikamendoza

Jun 16, 2016

Excellent course. I will take the next one :)

By Kasi P

Mar 01, 2017

I had a very pleasant experiential learning.

By Jerry L

Oct 11, 2019

Very detailed intro to learn more about GIS

By Sameera T

Aug 22, 2016

Had fun learning about map making in depth.

By Marit d L

Mar 03, 2018

Excellent course, great final assignment!

By Ather M K

Feb 09, 2017

Its a very useful and informative course.

By Nick J

Sep 15, 2019

this was extremly helpfull in my career!

By Pius A K

Jul 30, 2018

Great course , Prof Nick is really good.

By DHARMKUMAR S

May 01, 2019

NICE EXPLANATION BY EXPERIENCED FACULTY

By Hisham T A H K

Sep 16, 2016

I Love every thing about GIS & Coursera

By Kinsie R

Apr 08, 2019

I enjoyed this course. On to the next!

By Xi C

Feb 06, 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 09, 2017

Design was the one we have longed for

By Ahmed S A E M

Dec 14, 2019

GIS Data Formats, Design and Quality

By Binod T

Feb 03, 2019

The best instructor and good format

By Anthony M

Jul 28, 2018

great intro and a splendid delivery

By Leda R P

Aug 28, 2018

Muy claro y útil. Buena dinámica.

By Juan C A E

May 22, 2019

Great course! Excellent teacher!

By Jasminka K

Aug 20, 2018

I learned a lot at this course.

By cody d

Dec 24, 2017

great course, very informative.

By MOHAMED A A A

Sep 17, 2017

GIS IS INNOVATION OF THE WORLD

By ughemetani u

Dec 05, 2017

Great course and well loaded.