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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 Shariful I

Jun 02, 2016

Good course esp for the starters!

By manila k

Jun 09, 2020

This course is indeed very good.

By Osama A H A

May 19, 2020

Perfect Course, Thanks Coursera.

By Abdirahman M

Oct 02, 2017

This amazing foundation for GIS.

By Syahrul M

Mar 08, 2017

The best course for basic of GIS

By Danyell T S

Sep 15, 2016

Very good start to learning GIS.

By ritu k

Jun 11, 2020

It was good learning experience

By Chris D

May 19, 2020

Great course for GIS beginners.


May 08, 2020

An excelent introdutory course.

By Mukuka B

Apr 07, 2020

This is a very good course ....

By Maddalena M

Mar 31, 2020

Clear, well structured, great!!

By Carlos F P

May 05, 2017

I enjoyed the creation of maps.

By Tshitangano F N

Oct 11, 2016

great course to learn about GIS

By Ahmed F M S

Mar 27, 2019

لقد تعلمت الكثير في هذه الجلسة

By Brian S

Jan 16, 2019

Easy to follow and understand.

By Subramanian P

Mar 23, 2018

It was interesting and useful.

By Luis G

Jun 04, 2017

Excellent introduction to GIS.

By natasha s

Apr 20, 2016

good course for the beginners.

By Mohamed M A M

Apr 18, 2020

it`s vey useful & interesting

By Jörn F

Mar 21, 2020

Very good introduction to GIS

By Carlos A R

Jul 19, 2018

Excellent introductory course

By Muhammad J H

Aug 16, 2017

Excellent Piece of knowledge.

By Marcos G

Aug 12, 2016

I love the course. Thank you!

By Raiyan

May 07, 2020

Very helpful and interesting

By Rony B

Dec 08, 2019

excellent and helpful course