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About the 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....

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May 16, 2021

GREAT COURSE TO JUMPSTART FOR ANY NEW LEARNERS IN THE FIELD OF GIS. It is extremely helpful to learn the basics & the projects help any new learners to understand what kind of work is done in ArcGIS.

Oct 4, 2020

I finished the course, I do not know why it indicates to me as if I had not finished\n\nI would like answer, please. My email:\n\nWhy don't answer me?\n\nRegards\n\nVictor Ramon

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By Dafydd I B

Dec 23, 2020

Excellent pace, level of detail, and quality of communication. And comes with Student license.

By Aldo J P V

Oct 27, 2020

Great course, great tutor, easy to learn and very dynamic. Loved the cases and the assigments.

By Emilie H

Nov 3, 2016

Nick Santos makes what could be a dry and tricky subject both very accessible and interesting.

By Xtell L O

Feb 9, 2021

Thank you so much Sir Nick Santos for the very detailed and informative lectures! More power!

By Takashi A

Aug 24, 2020

Excellent course. This course will be appropriate and effective for beginners who learn GIS.

By Idriss R

Mar 21, 2016

i learned so many thing in this course.

Thanks to Nick and to everyone who made this possible.

By Fares A D D

Sep 3, 2020

The course contains and the instructor were all up to the expectation. Thank you to you all.

By Marcelo R H

Mar 3, 2019

Significó un gran aporte a mis conocimientos. La parte práctica realmente fue de gran ayuda.

By Orlando D F

Feb 27, 2018

Great course for those who want to learn the basics of GIS. It is also very well explained!!

By Deleted A

May 21, 2017

An excellent introduction to GIS with a great balance between lecture and hands-on learning.

By Emelia M

Apr 10, 2017

Wonderful teacher. Easy to follow along. Course is extremely flexible to go at your own pace

By Jonathan S

Nov 29, 2016

One of the best courses I've ever had. The teacher was amazing, he really made himself clear

By D. C

Mar 21, 2016

Very structured and organize Course , You will have a great time learning with Nick Santos !

By Juan L C d l C

Mar 8, 2016

Very easy to understand all the topics and the examples, I love the course, it's very useful

By Mileydi D C E Q

Sep 10, 2020

Excellent course. You learn the basic skills to start using ArcGis. Thanks to all the team!

By Lisa H

Dec 13, 2016

Excellent course! Make sure you stay on top of deadlines as you don't always get reminders.


May 4, 2020

Excellent course for the beginners with detailed explanation about basics of using ArcGIS.

By Kendall L P

Aug 5, 2019

Very informative and fun. Just enough to get a complete novice through to the next course.

By Diego L

Jan 8, 2019

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

By Marcos E T B

Aug 10, 2020

Extremely useful. An excellent course to learn from zero if you are new to this software.

By Mustafizur R

Jun 17, 2020

It was very interesting course. I enjoyed this course. I recommend this course to others.

By Aashish L

May 13, 2020

This course is really fruitful. Thank you Coursera, ESRI, UC-Davies and Nick Santos Sir!!

By Xiaolan C

Jun 16, 2016

I really like this course, well structured and clearly! Very useful for beginners like I.

By Brenna E

Dec 12, 2020

Great class. Well taught and easy to follow but with enough room to still be challenged.

By Carlos S

Sep 2, 2020

It is amazing how much I have learned so far, looking forward to start the next courses!