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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 JS

Feb 21, 2019

I learned a lot from this course. The emphasis is on learning how to use the software so you can start working quickly. I highly recommend doing all the optional assignments in the textbook.

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By Gabor Hasznos

Mar 19, 2019

Gives you a good foundation of ArcGIS and spatial databases

By Claudinei Ricardo dos Santos Dias

Mar 18, 2019

É realmente um curso muito interessante. Eu aprendi muito.

By Frank Kruger

Mar 18, 2019

Great course. Instructions are clear really good if you need to learn the Fundamentals about GIS

By Robert Gumpert

Mar 17, 2019

Very informative. A great overview of mapping tools, GIS data, and ArcGIS software.

By Will Griese

Mar 16, 2019

Great into to GIS. I learned a lot and the material was well presented.

By islam thabet

Mar 16, 2019

it's very useful for the one who want to began his own career in the GIS Science

By Yuan Liao

Mar 14, 2019

The course materials are clearly structured. And the assignments guidance is sufficient for self learning. The final peer-review assignment is well-designed to wrap up the core learning goals. Excellent course!

By Nway Oo Ko Ko

Mar 13, 2019

Its good!

By Ryan Johnson

Mar 13, 2019

I would give this course 4.5 stars if I could. It is a great course and I feel like I really grasped the basics of GIS and using ArcMap after I completed it. The only reason that I gave it 4 stars is that it would be nice if there were an intro course like this that was a little more geared towards people who already have some basic knowledge of SQL and relational databases so that the course could move a little faster.

By Rishabh Sirvaiya

Mar 11, 2019

Thanks a lot to University of California, In India we don't use GIS in City Gas distribution industry, but after learning this course I get to know the importance of this software. And providing free version for the student help to experiment with the software at my own pace.

Thanks a lot to Coursera