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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 Shwahibu M

Mar 31, 2017

Organised, Resourceful and Relevant course

By Sebastián L

Mar 10, 2017

Excellent course. I fell in love with GIS.

By Luis D

Mar 8, 2023

Excelente curso sobre los fundamentos GIS

By Mahmud H M

Oct 22, 2020

An excellent course from the instructor!!

By Sagar M

May 2, 2020

it was a fantastic journey. thank you all

By Evan P

Mar 27, 2020

Highly recommend. This is a great course!


Nov 21, 2019

Muy buen curso. Explicado de forma fácil.

By Büşra Ç

Jan 31, 2019

This course is a perfect beginning of GIS

By Sayed S M

Oct 28, 2018

Great skills that all people should learn

By Richard C

Oct 13, 2017

This was a great hands-on course for GIS!

By Jared T

Jun 5, 2017

good course. looking forward to course 2.

By Mahmoud A I

Mar 17, 2023

A great effort from the Coursera


By Lokendra K

Dec 12, 2022

I learnt a lot course is quite excellent

By Andrea H

Jun 17, 2021

Great course to start learning about GIS

By Muhammad U

May 7, 2020

Excellent introductory course on ArcGIS.

By Henry R M

Dec 20, 2018

Excellent course for learning the basics

By Rasha E

Mar 24, 2018

Well explained , well guided Assignments


Aug 9, 2017

Excelente! El profesor explica muy bien!

By Yiran W

Jul 18, 2017

Easy to follow. Offers good information.

By Adhiraj K

May 19, 2020

Increased my knowledge about GIS world.

By H. R K R

Apr 19, 2020

Learnt the basics. Thank you very much.

By Bharat B K

Mar 30, 2020

It is very useful course for beginners.

By Ogochukwu O

Aug 24, 2019

Excellent course, I totally enjoyed it.

By Mohamed H A

Jul 25, 2019

it was really useful and understandable

By Walaa A

Jan 10, 2019

Wonderful course, I have learned a lot.