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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 Kathryn B

Oct 23, 2017

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

By Solomon R A

Apr 18, 2022

Thank you for giving me a chance to attend this course. It was a very excellent course.

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 5, 2020

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

By Thirumal Y

Sep 24, 2020

great course. really nice learning step by step very useful for one who want to start


Apr 7, 2018

A wonderful course as an introduction to the GIS World. Well planned, well explained.

By Natalie B

Aug 7, 2017

Really awesome course even for someone who already has some knowledge of ArcGIS usage

By Lawrence T

May 28, 2016

Great class. Pace and content excellent. Material immediately useful. Highly recomm

By Aimen A

Mar 27, 2016

Thank you for providing such quality courses, simple and great explanation Nick !! :D

By Sheeba K

Mar 31, 2019

A good course on GIS for an absolute beginner. First step to enter the world of GIS.

By Kalle S

Jan 21, 2018

its a good start for those interested in GIS and a free one year software for arcmap

By Leydi R

Aug 7, 2016

Excellent course. Explanations and assignments were very clear, complete and useful.

By Maria K

Feb 28, 2016

It is very interesting course, everything understandable. Nick is excellent teacher.

By Daniel N

Mar 22, 2021

Just as described, a good fundamental introduction to GIS principals and practices.

By Kamil F

Nov 26, 2020

Very professional, I am glad I attend this course. Highly recommend, Regards, Kamil

By Hernan N

Apr 3, 2019

Muy completo y además brinda las herramientas necesarias para poderlo llevar acabo.

By Robert G

Mar 17, 2019

Very informative. A great overview of mapping tools, GIS data, and ArcGIS software.


Jan 3, 2018

Class was very good. I loved how conversational and informative the instructor was.

By Leandro S

Sep 9, 2017

Great course to start using GIS, full of useful inputs on how to thinks about data.

By Nanneboina p

May 21, 2022

I enjoyed this course, really happy and satisfied with all lectures :) Thank you!!


May 24, 2020

The course was very basic and conceptual.Nice and thanks to UC Davis and Coursera.


Apr 4, 2019

very good explanation by Nick Santos. Also major topics are covered in this course