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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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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

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 irfan z

Oct 3, 2019

Great course to learn the basics and good introduction of GIS.

By Muhammad S Z

Aug 19, 2019

It is the truly the best online course for getting to know GIS

By Fernando G E

May 28, 2018

Muy buen contenido, las explicaciones muy detalladas y claras.

By Christi S T

Nov 26, 2017

Perfect for someone who is starting to learn GIS from scratch.

By Huang h

Dec 9, 2016

it is a good course that benefits students to learn GIS basics

By Aakash B R

Apr 15, 2016

I learned a lot in a very fun way. This course is really good.

By Rahul K L D

Feb 24, 2016

Now I can learn what I was not able to choose for my elective.

By Silvia A

May 25, 2020

Thorough instruction and many resources provided to students.

By Charles J T I

Jan 27, 2020

Informative, easy to follow, and a great introduction to GIS.

By Nathan F

May 22, 2019

Great introductory course to basic concepts and use of ArcGIS

By Deleted A

Oct 26, 2017

Great course if you are new to GIS or if you need a refresher

By Kolter G

Aug 8, 2016

This course is very well done. It's worth more than it costs.

By Aditya K

May 14, 2020

Practical Oriented course to learm about ArcGIS. Nice course

By Daniel J I

Mar 22, 2020

This is just amazing, thanks Coursera for having this course

By Bella G

Jan 1, 2020

Like all specialization's courses.

Nick Santos is the best!

By Dean M

Aug 6, 2018

Very well structured, good examples and excelent instructor.

By Hameed A

Mar 5, 2017

Very explanatory and wonderful guided course. It's worth it.

By Gabor H

Mar 19, 2019

Gives you a good foundation of ArcGIS and spatial databases

By Aashul

Apr 20, 2016

You are a marvelous teacher. It was a great learning for me

By Claudinei R d S D

Apr 9, 2020

É realmente um curso muito interessante. Eu aprendi muito.

By Leonard E T

Dec 25, 2018

Great course, very well organized and professionally done.


May 24, 2018

Very Good and helpful course and very talented instructor

By Roberto M H

Oct 21, 2017

Absolutly Love It, Thank you UC DAVIS Team and Nick SAntos


Dec 13, 2016

Great gis course for beginners, comperhensive and specific

By James A B

Oct 27, 2020

Very good introductory course to GIS - very well sort out