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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.


Dec 27, 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.

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By Eric J

Jul 8, 2020

the best course i have ever taken in my entire life. this course provided with the best knowledge and skill i need to progress my career

By Kishan P S

Jul 4, 2020

Very interesting course, excellent presentation slides, explanation and appropriate practice assignments. Nicely delivered by Mr. Nick


Jul 3, 2020

One of the best courses ever made about GIS. Excellent instructor, excellent technique, excellent book and exercises recommendation.

By Isaac S

May 8, 2022

Excellent introduction to the world of GIS with actual time spent working in ArcMap on guided and independent mapping assignments.


May 31, 2020

It was an amazing journey. I prefer this course to everyone who wants to improve their skill regarding ArcGIS.

By Mennatallah H A

May 25, 2020

My main downside is the Extra readings section. I don't have the book nor do I have the ability to obtain it!

By Tysson d C

May 26, 2020

The course added a lot of relevant information that I believed was advanced. Thank you very much!

By Sweelan R

Jun 30, 2020

I have learnt a great deal from this course. Very well put together. I'm excited to continue!

By Edgar C G T

May 30, 2020

It's a great beginning for someone that don't have idea about GIS I totally recommend.

By Arifunnahar

May 28, 2020

Coursera gave a opportunity to learned and enrich myself with a prudent community.

By Asha P D

Oct 24, 2020

This is excellent and informative course to get GIS knowledge in details .

By Hugo F R V

Jun 1, 2020

es un curso bueno para aprender las bases de arcGIS. lo recomiendo

By Humberto G M

Jul 5, 2020

Very good. The course is well structured and easy to understand.

By Cristhian C O B

Jul 9, 2020

This course was really helpful with my profession

By Chandler A

Jul 10, 2020

Very informative. Good overview of the basics.

By himanshu y

May 30, 2020

This is a good course. I've learned very much.

By Willem J v d V

Jul 9, 2022

Really good and thorough introduction to GIS.

By Gloria P

Jul 5, 2020

Very welcoming and clear introduction to GIS!

By Joshua S

Jun 28, 2020

Excellent introduction to GIS and Arcmap.

By Tim J

Jul 10, 2020

Great intro to GIS and ESRI products.

By K D B

May 30, 2020

Wonderful class! Very informative!

By Yoki S R

May 29, 2020

Great Courses, Awesome Teacher.

By Noor-E-Zannat S

May 29, 2020

Its very helpful.. Thanks a lot

By Farhan K

May 27, 2020

Very good introductory course

By Laura A C P

Jul 14, 2020

It's a wonderful course