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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.


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

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By Sultan

Mar 14, 2017

Great course, especially the assignments are absolutely awesome as they walk you through every step of the day.

By Simran R

Aug 3, 2020

It was a great learning experience. Getting acquainted with completely new topic. the course is very relevant.

By Arcanjo A

Feb 8, 2020

Excellent content and deliver. I don't have a background in geography and the course gave a strong foundations

By Hani A E E

Jan 27, 2020

I offer you the most beautiful meanings of thanks for your knowledge, and I really appreciate your dear effort

By Alexa C

Sep 17, 2019

The examples are close to real-life situations, the teacher is easy to follow, information is well structured.

By Ernesto N S

Nov 29, 2016

Extraordinary material. Very well taught and gives you a very strong tour on Arcmap. Basics very well covered.

By Hugo S R

Jun 27, 2016

Great introduction. It provides a great tool that will enable you to present clear and very intuitive results.

By Euijin J

Jun 14, 2020

This is the best class if you are new to GIS and want to learn the key features of it. I highly recommend it!

By Mohammad N K N

Jan 16, 2020

I learnt so many things in this course. now i am able to run arcgis ,at the last i will say thanks coursera

By Lisa M S

Sep 11, 2017

This course was easy to follow and did an excellent job explaining the basics of GIS use and ArcGIS software.

By Paul E

Aug 21, 2016

An excellent introduction to ArcGIS that builds up to a clear goal of producing professional maps for export.

By Mark W

Jan 19, 2021

Good overview for the technically-inclined. Prior knowledge of database systems is helpful but not required.

By Anupadma

May 15, 2020

Thats really enjoyable to attend this course. i really had an handson the archGIS. Gave me lot of confidence

By cody d

Nov 29, 2017

Great class, easy to follow and thorough instructions. Highly recommend to anyone of any skill level in GIS.

By Jan R

Jun 30, 2016

Great course for beginners but also a great refresher for those who haven't used GIS in a while like myself.

By Avanee D

Jul 21, 2021

It is a well-tailored course of beginners. I thoroughly enjoyed the process of learning. Kudos to the team!

By Eliza H

Mar 19, 2020

I loved this course. It was fun and manageable with my 40 hour work weeks and around my general life needs!

By Nicole O

Feb 8, 2020

Great introduction to the basics of GIS and ArcGIS. I enjoyed having projects with a practical application.

By Joe G

Jul 5, 2017

Really good introduction to GIS.. easy to follow, clear material and engaging content. Very well presented.

By Ravinder V

May 4, 2016

Thank you Nick! Yes I watched all your lectures and did all the quizzes and the assignments just for fun :)

By Elke O W

Feb 22, 2021

This class was easy to follow along and not too time consuming, but gave me a great start at learning GIS.

By Mostafa N

Nov 21, 2020

The best course on GIS. If you know nothing about GIS take this course and it takes you from zero to hero.

By Muhammad N

Sep 15, 2020

It is an excellent course for GIS beginners. The course is well designed and specially the tutor is great.

By Alexander C T

Aug 19, 2020

Is a great course, contain all the basics of GIS and is very usefull because teach about the use of ArcGIS

By Marit d L

Feb 19, 2018

Very interesting course. It is well structured and I have learned so much in such a short time. Thank you!