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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 Marcelo R H

Mar 03, 2019

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

By Orlando D F

Feb 27, 2018

Great course for those who want to learn the basics of GIS. It is also very well explained!!

By Deleted A

May 21, 2017

An excellent introduction to GIS with a great balance between lecture and hands-on learning.

By Emelia M

Apr 10, 2017

Wonderful teacher. Easy to follow along. Course is extremely flexible to go at your own pace

By Jonathan S

Nov 29, 2016

One of the best courses I've ever had. The teacher was amazing, he really made himself clear

By D. C

Mar 21, 2016

Very structured and organize Course , You will have a great time learning with Nick Santos !

By Juan L C d l C

Mar 08, 2016

Very easy to understand all the topics and the examples, I love the course, it's very useful

By Mileydi D C E Q

Sep 10, 2020

Excellent course. You learn the basic skills to start using ArcGis. Thanks to all the team!

By Lisa H

Dec 13, 2016

Excellent course! Make sure you stay on top of deadlines as you don't always get reminders.


May 04, 2020

Excellent course for the beginners with detailed explanation about basics of using ArcGIS.

By Kendall L P

Aug 06, 2019

Very informative and fun. Just enough to get a complete novice through to the next course.

By Diego L

Jan 08, 2019

Great way to introduce yourself to the world of GIS. Plus, Nick Santos is a great teacher.

By Marcos E T B

Aug 10, 2020

Extremely useful. An excellent course to learn from zero if you are new to this software.

By Mustafizur R

Jun 17, 2020

It was very interesting course. I enjoyed this course. I recommend this course to others.

By Aashish L

May 13, 2020

This course is really fruitful. Thank you Coursera, ESRI, UC-Davies and Nick Santos Sir!!

By Xiaolan C

Jun 17, 2016

I really like this course, well structured and clearly! Very useful for beginners like I.

By Carlos S

Sep 02, 2020

It is amazing how much I have learned so far, looking forward to start the next courses!

By Diana P A N

May 12, 2020

It was an excellent course, I will totally recommended to purchase it, really worth it!!

By Kara M

May 22, 2018

Excellent videos and assignments. A perfect introduction to GIS for this brand new user.

By Kathryn B

Oct 24, 2017

Great overview. I used as a refresher course, but might be too much for a real beginner.

By Bradley O

Sep 14, 2020

Great in-depth and interactive introduction to GIS and how to use the basics of ArcGIS!

By Bruno N

Feb 17, 2019

Excellent course! The assignments are really well done and lectures are really helpful.

By Desislava A

May 23, 2017

Very good course, neat information, great case studies. Would suit a complete beginner.

By Natalia G A

May 17, 2020

Es un curso muy chevere para poder comenzar a usar arcgis Y ENTENDER SU FUNCIONAMIENTO

By Brian S

May 05, 2020

Very informative course with easy-to-follow lectures and helpful hands-on assignments.