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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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Dec 28, 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.


May 04, 2020

Muy buen curso, me sirvió mucho, aprendí demasiado sobre las cosas básicas y el profesor es muy bueno !! Super recomendado si no saben nada de GIS y están empezando a comprender las herramientas

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By Michael M

Jul 20, 2019

Well presented and easy to understand. Completing this course gives one a working knowledge of GIS.

By Daniyar

Dec 13, 2016

Awesome course, good explanations. Spatial join does the magic! Great, loved it, kept me motivated.

By Dominique B

Apr 25, 2020

Interesting, easy to follow, well structured. Will be back for the next few courses after a break.

By Abdelmoniem R

Feb 21, 2020

this course is suitable for any person he dint have any knowledge of gis very simply and effective

By Dmitrijs M

Feb 13, 2020

Very useful information for beginners, it's great first step to start GIS career. Thanks Coursera!

By Nishant b

Jul 07, 2019

A wonderful course for getting started into world of GIS. Thank you Coursera, UC Davis,Nick Santos

By Mohammed Y

Sep 28, 2016

I never thought, that we can make use of GIS in many different ways. This course is an eye opener.

By Priya G

Apr 16, 2020

I learned so much! The professor is great and clearly very passionate. He makes ArcGIS feel easy!

By Matthew S

Jan 22, 2020

Very good introduction to GIS that challenged me to work hands-on with data and spatial analysis.

By Muhammad F Z

Jul 14, 2019

I have learned the basic skills of GIS software which are gonna very helpful in my future career.

By Balaji V

Jan 10, 2019

Very useful and well presented. Thank you Nick and Coursera team.

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Mysore, India

By Frank K

Mar 18, 2019

Great course. Instructions are clear really good if you need to learn the Fundamentals about GIS

By Stephen D

Feb 25, 2018

Brilliant introduction to GIS, I have already learnt a lot, especially like the videos and Nicks

By Eudora M

Sep 28, 2017

Love this class! Very efficient and useful introduction to GIS. Great skill to learn on your own

By Gary K P E

Sep 09, 2020

Excelente curso, exigente y motivador para los que empezamos aprender y entender lo que es GIS.

By Abdul R

Jun 13, 2020

the course content was excellently conveyed. Nick Santos is a great teacher. Much appreciation.

By Husni S

Mar 21, 2020

I enjoyed learning the course. The instructor is knowledgeable and professional. Two thumbs up

By Grace L

Nov 14, 2019

Great introduction to ArcGIS. The lectures are easy to follow and the assignments are relevant.

By Arthur J B C P

Jul 08, 2019

Goog plataform, good classes, good avaliations. I just felt that we could have more excercices.

By Jean F L

Jan 22, 2018

I would like to thank all the coursera team for the Very interesting and well prepared course,

By Emilie H

Nov 03, 2016

Nick Santos makes what could be a dry and tricky subject both very accessible and interesting.

By Takashi A

Aug 24, 2020

Excellent course. This course will be appropriate and effective for beginners who learn GIS.

By Idriss R

Mar 22, 2016

i learned so many thing in this course.

Thanks to Nick and to everyone who made this possible.

By Fares A D D

Sep 03, 2020

The course contains and the instructor were all up to the expectation. Thank you to you all.

By Marcelo R H

Mar 03, 2019

Significó un gran aporte a mis conocimientos. La parte práctica realmente fue de gran ayuda.