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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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Oct 05, 2017

I recommended everyone which first step or professionals for follow this courses

By Kylee K

Jun 22, 2020

Informative and accessible, even for those with very little computer expertise.

By V S S S C

Apr 30, 2020

This creates a good platform to revise my concept about the fundamentals of GIS

By Flavio V

Apr 08, 2020

Best course for a beginner, detailed information and the best support. Loved it

By Simon R C

Feb 03, 2020

I loved it. It's a complete basic course, well explained. I highly recommend it

By Aaron P

Sep 09, 2018

Very Helpful in learning basics of ArcGIS teaching how to make functional maps.

By Deleted A

Dec 21, 2017

Very specific and intuitive course about fundamental of GIS. Highly recomanded.

By shivam j

Jul 10, 2017

Assignment should be tougher and quiz should contain some extra questions also.

By Mohammad S R

Apr 08, 2017

This course is very helpful. I learned a lot and many pros and corns of ArcGIS.

By Michael C

Jun 11, 2016

Such a great intro to GIS, I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend.

By Melinda M

Sep 07, 2020

Easy to follow lectures and assignments. The course shows the basics of ArcGIS


Jun 23, 2020

Thank you very much, Corsera. Thanks to our customers. Thanks to my colleagues

By Ketan N

Jul 19, 2020

Nick is amazing instructor , the level of clarity and the content is perfect.

By Patria J P

Jun 29, 2020

Understood the concepts really well and learned new techniques in GIS mapping

By Erica L

Aug 26, 2019

Comprehensive, easy to follow and relatable. A very well put together course.

By Miriam G

Apr 15, 2019

Thorough and well-paced. The recommendations for extra work were also useful.

By Nicolas R M E

Apr 28, 2020

It's fulfilled my expectations, very well organised and follows a clear path

By Felipe I B C

Apr 16, 2020

Excelent course to learn how to use some of the most common tools in ArcGIS.

By Nikolaos I

Sep 21, 2018

Excellent course for beginners who want to study the fundamentals of GIS !!!

By Bernie M

Aug 24, 2018

This was a great way to get started with GIS. I feel like I learned so much.

By Devin T

Jun 20, 2017

This course was well explained and I found very helpful to start into arcGIS

By Andrew M

Dec 27, 2016

Helpfull lectures and good assingments for learning the fundamentals of GIS.

By Tyler G

Mar 23, 2020

The foundation for GIS competency is set well with this course instruction.

By Dr. M S M

Feb 08, 2020

Excellent course to learn basic GIS tools and Analysis.

Thank you Very Much

By Garen T

Dec 12, 2019

This course is great for someone who doesn't have any experience with GIS!