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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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Feb 9, 2021

Fundamentals of Gis is a good course. I really recommend to take it.

By Aldy N M G

Jul 15, 2020

me encantó la manera como explican y las tareas fueron de gran ayuda

By Ehshanur R

Jul 15, 2020

To be honest, I have learned a lot. Thank you Coursera, Nick Santos.

By Jimmy A D O

May 25, 2020

A great course to persons that want learn abour fundamentals of GIS!

By Yifan Q

May 10, 2020

the teacher is very patient , i have learned a lot from this course!

By kailash p

Nov 1, 2017

Excellent Nick Santos You are a very Great teacher Thank you so much

By Timothy B

Aug 5, 2017

Great starting off course for GIS! Can't wait to continue the series

By Thrudur H

Oct 7, 2016

Really good introduction to the basics of GIS and a great refresher.

By Alfonso L R M

Mar 23, 2016

Great teacher, didactic assignments and easy to follow instructions.

By Jon C

Oct 29, 2020

Great introduction to the fundamentals of ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online.

By Yudi W

Nov 27, 2017

so great I have learned a lot and really have fun in the course~!!!

By Elke V

Nov 26, 2022

Very instructive and clear course videos, good practise exercises.

By Joshua T

Oct 28, 2022

The course is so great where it will you to get started with GIS.

By Mahbub H

Sep 26, 2022

A very perfect course for statring to learn GIS & Remote Sensing.

By Marianne R

Aug 30, 2020

Such a wonderful course! This course made me love GIS even more :)

By harun a

Jun 7, 2020

It was tremendously beneficial to learn and use the basics of GIS.

By Abu M A F

Apr 12, 2020

Learned a lot of thing and very useful for GIS analyst. Recommend.

By Mamoon M

Feb 3, 2019

This course helped me in better understand the very basics of GIS.

By Abdallah Q A M

Nov 27, 2018

That's so amazing, I love working together team coursera very much

By Pei P

Jul 12, 2018

great inspirations, friendly environment and detailed explanation!

By Kent t

Mar 9, 2017

nice excecuted E-learning leassons

the video support the excersises

By Crystal R M

Jun 13, 2016

Great course for learning and practicing foundation skills of GIS.

By Mart S

Aug 8, 2021

Great course!!!

Everything you need to know to start using Arcgis.

By Sreekant P

Jul 18, 2021

Course content and delivery method is very good for GIS learners.

By V B

May 12, 2021

The best structured course I have ever seen on an Online Platform