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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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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

Dec 27, 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.

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By Mamoon M

Feb 3, 2019

This course helped me in better understand the very basics of GIS.

By Abdallah Q A M

Nov 27, 2018

That's so amazing, I love working together team coursera very much

By Pei P

Jul 12, 2018

great inspirations, friendly environment and detailed explanation!

By Kent t

Mar 9, 2017

nice excecuted E-learning leassons

the video support the excersises

By Crystal R M

Jun 13, 2016

Great course for learning and practicing foundation skills of GIS.

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 4, 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 8, 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 3, 2020

The professor explained everything in a very lucrative language.

By zohaib s

Aug 1, 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 Ofelia V S O

Nov 28, 2020


By Viajando c M

Oct 8, 2020

Great curses I learned a lot of things about of GIS. Thanks You

By Shima M

May 10, 2018

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

By Benoit D

Jun 5, 2017

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

By Hemn A H N

Jun 4, 2020

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

By Osama K

Jun 2, 2020

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