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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 Alfonso L R M

Mar 23, 2016

Great teacher, didactic assignments and easy to follow instructions.

By Jon C

Oct 29, 2020

Great introduction to the fundamentals of ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online.

By Yudi W

Nov 27, 2017

so great I have learned a lot and really have fun in the course~!!!

By 30. M R R

Aug 30, 2020

Such a wonderful course! This course made me love GIS even more :)

By harun a

Jun 7, 2020

It was tremendously beneficial to learn and use the basics of GIS.

By Abu M A F

Apr 12, 2020

Learned a lot of thing and very useful for GIS analyst. Recommend.

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 Mart S

Aug 8, 2021

Great course!!!

Everything you need to know to start using Arcgis.

By N S P

Jul 18, 2021

Course content and delivery method is very good for GIS learners.

By V B

May 12, 2021

The best structured course I have ever seen on an Online Platform

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.

By Lavanya B

May 1, 2022

It is very beneficial for me. I highly recommended it to others.

By Juan N L

Mar 4, 2021

Muy buen curso para empezar a aprender cosas valiosas de ArcGIS


May 24, 2020

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