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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 Akhilesh K

Apr 8, 2018

Best study material and presentation for Arc GIS

By Subhankar B

May 27, 2017

Excellent course. Learned fundamentals of ArcGIS.

By Sharon E T

May 29, 2016

Very good informative introductory class. Thanks!

By Terri L E

Mar 20, 2016

Excellent course with good lectures and examples.


Mar 20, 2023

great insight into the basic fundamentals of GIS

By Jan K N

Feb 18, 2022

Excellent course materials and teaching approach

By philippe w

Sep 13, 2021

les explications sont claires et compréhensives,

By Adeleke G T

Dec 26, 2019

Amazing course with lots of topics to learn from

By Pin W

Jul 18, 2017

You can master the basics of GIS in this course.

By Michiel J

May 9, 2017

Great introduction for GIS if you're a beginner.

By Belfin R S

Mar 25, 2023

I got Clear knowledge about fundamentals of GIS

By Kaung H S

Apr 5, 2022

Full of knowledges , good resources and lessons

By Juan C M A

May 4, 2021

Great program with interesting course contents.

By Ahmed M A E

Nov 17, 2020

A very nice start and I benefited a lot from it

By Niranjan A

Aug 19, 2020

It was a great course to get familiar with GIS.

By Norina J

Aug 8, 2020

Great instructor nd teaches us alot gud thinks.

By Cornelio B F

Apr 15, 2020

Instructions are clear and easy to follow along

By Priti R

Aug 30, 2018

Knowledgeable introductory course to learn GIS!

By 李云飞

Dec 23, 2017


By Mohamed S A R

Aug 6, 2017

excellent course i have learned too many things

By Jesús A

Sep 4, 2016

Excellent course. Thanks all for the oportunity

By Julio D T

Apr 24, 2021

Great course and teacher. Thank you very much!

By Karen G

Mar 23, 2021

The instructor, Nick Santos, was really great!

By Kiersten D

Nov 10, 2020

great teaching and applied practice experience

By Fatma S

May 18, 2020

Very good course to introduce you to GIS world