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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 Andrew B

Jun 14, 2020

A very well presented course, interesting and varied assignments.

By Mohamed S

Apr 28, 2020

Nicely organized, a lot of assignments and quizzes which is good.

By Kolomatskaya O

Sep 13, 2018

Very good course. Available explanation. Good examples and tasks.

By golo p

Jun 27, 2018

The course gave a thorough introduction into the programm ArcGis.

By Philipp G

Sep 04, 2017

excellent course! The instructor explaines the content very good.

By Siaka N

Aug 16, 2017

Excellent experience and it was the best idea I took this course.


Aug 08, 2016

If you love geography and data science, please take it and start!

By Adam B

Mar 22, 2016

Explains the basics of what GIS and ArcGIS are and how they work.


May 24, 2020

Such a well structures course for beginners in the field of GIS.

By pragati k

Apr 04, 2020

The professor explained everything in a very lucrative language.

By zohaib s

Aug 02, 2019

very thorough and understandable, I find it quite easy to follow

By Ismael G E

Feb 21, 2018

Thank you Nick for sharing your knowledge in that marvelous way.

By Alan M

Feb 17, 2018

Excellent and very complete Introduction to the world of GIS! :)

By Niranda W

Jan 29, 2018

Fantastic course module, very interactive, helpful and insighful

By Shima M

May 10, 2018

This was a great intro course for the basics of GIS and ArcGIS.

By Benoit D

Jun 05, 2017

Good introduction to GIS and ArcGIS. Basic stuff but good start

By Hemn A H N

Jun 05, 2020

it is the best GIS theoretical and practical i have ever seen!

By Osama K

Jun 02, 2020

I am happy and grateful to complete this course . It was great

By Ali M

May 03, 2020

thank you for this course ,I really enjoy studying this course

By Harshita R

Jan 01, 2020

I liked the way Mr.Nick has taught. I found it really helpful.

By Nils N

Nov 05, 2019

Awesome course, really got me started for understanding ArcGIS


Oct 03, 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.