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Fundamentals of GIS, University of California, Davis

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About this Course

Explore the world of spatial analysis and cartography with geographic information systems (GIS). In this class you will learn the basics of the industry’s leading software tool, ArcGIS, during four week-long modules: Week 1: Learn how GIS grew from paper maps to the globally integrated electronic software packages of today. You will install ArcGIS on your computer and learn how to use online help to answer technical questions. Week 2: Open up ArcGIS and explore data using ArcMap. Learn the foundational concepts of GIS, how to analyze data, and make your first map. Week 3: Make your own maps! Symbolize data and create an eye-catching final product. Week 4: Share your data and maps and learn to store and organize your data. Take Fundamentals of GIS as a standalone course or as part of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization. By completing the first class in the Specialization you will gain the skills needed to succeed in the full program. Students who need an ArcGIS license will receive a non-commercial, 1 year student license for participation in this course and specialization....

Top reviews

By BJ

Dec 28, 2018

the content is awesome. i would recommend it to those who need to have some basic knowledge of GIS. it's very easy to learn the ArcGIS because of the instructions and demos given by the instructor.

By KF

Dec 22, 2018

Well developed course, everything leads you up to a final assignment that helps test what you've learned and gives you a great general idea of some of the cool things you can do with ArcGIS.

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By Joshua Steinberg

Jan 17, 2019

Great course!

By Brian Shipley

Jan 16, 2019

Easy to follow and understand.

By Walaa Awad

Jan 10, 2019

Wonderful course, I have learned a lot.

By Balaji Venkatachary

Jan 10, 2019

Very useful and well presented. Thank you Nick and Coursera team.

Warm Regards,

Balaji

Mysore, India

By Nischitha Nadig

Jan 10, 2019

Excellent course!!

By Javier Reinis

Jan 10, 2019

Excellent Material.

By Gokce Sencan

Jan 09, 2019

Making the online features of ArcGIS mandatory components of the final assignment may pose a barrier to some people. In my case, I am learning ArcGIS for my work and have been using the software on an offline work server (my personal computer could not meet the minimum system requirements for ArcGIS and often crashed). So, I was not able to add the elements like basemap to my maps, which made it a big challenge for me to pass the final assignment.

By Jerson

Jan 09, 2019

Excelente curso, con un dictado claro y bastante preciso de los conceptos y herramientas de análisis de los sistemas de información georeferenciados (GIS) en el software ArcGis, invito a la comunidad latinoamericana a iniciar el curso no requiere de un profundo dominio del idioma ingles para aprender y desarrollar los trabajos, basta con un conocimiento a nivel intermedio del ingles.

By Diego Lassala

Jan 08, 2019

Great way to introduce yourself to the world of GIS. Plus, Nick Santos is a great teacher.

By Uyen Tran

Jan 07, 2019

It's really practical and easy to follow the instruction. Highly recommended for newbies (like myself) :)