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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 mohamed s

Jun 03, 2020

very helpful and excellent approach

By Jacob P

Oct 03, 2017

Great class, proud to add to my CV!


Jul 02, 2017

Good description by Nick. Excellent


Jun 05, 2017

A very useful and practical course.

By James H

Feb 09, 2017

Superb introduction to GIS concepts

By Assaf W

Apr 19, 2016

Very interesting and engaging class

By Amin S

Apr 13, 2016

Great course. Thank you Mr Santos!

By Nemi B

Apr 03, 2016

Neatly explained. Excellent Courese

By Ozer O

Jul 20, 2020

It was so helpful. Thanks so much.


Apr 30, 2020

It was a nice learning. Thank you,

By Azimli N

Feb 22, 2019

Very helpful introduction into GIS

By Turki F A

Jan 22, 2019

The course was very helpful for me

By Jasminka K

Aug 15, 2018

Excellent course, I learned a lot.

By Eslam S M H

Jul 14, 2018

on of the best i have ever learned

By Simeng H

May 20, 2018

useful, very great course material

By Keshab T

Aug 02, 2017

An excellent course for beginners.

By Carlos X E G

Jan 22, 2017

Muy bueno, resumido, claro y útil!

By Shanthi M

Jan 17, 2017

Very good and well designed course

By Brenda S

Oct 31, 2016

Very informative! Love the format!

By Paruke L

Jun 25, 2020

Great cours , i will keep going !

By Holly K

May 19, 2020

Very good introduction to ArcGIS!

By Andrés F C L

Feb 16, 2020

Amazing way to start learning GIS

By ِAhmed G A I

Oct 11, 2017

great course and great instructor

By Haydar A

Aug 21, 2017

The First Step On Long Way of


By Paul M

Dec 09, 2016

Challenging course with excellent