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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 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 Kirstin G

Dec 30, 2020

Nick was such a great teacher. I highly recommend this course!

By jefferson n

Dec 11, 2020

The curse is perfect for beginers and is really easy to follow

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

By Ali M

May 3, 2020

thank you for this course ,I really enjoy studying this course

By Harshita R

Jan 1, 2020

I liked the way Mr.Nick has taught. I found it really helpful.

By Nils N

Nov 5, 2019

Awesome course, really got me started for understanding ArcGIS

By Irfan Z

Oct 3, 2019

Great course to learn the basics and good introduction of GIS.

By Muhammad S Z

Aug 19, 2019

It is the truly the best online course for getting to know GIS

By Fernando G E

May 28, 2018

Muy buen contenido, las explicaciones muy detalladas y claras.

By Christi S T

Nov 26, 2017

Perfect for someone who is starting to learn GIS from scratch.

By Huang h

Dec 9, 2016

it is a good course that benefits students to learn GIS basics

By Aakash B R

Apr 15, 2016

I learned a lot in a very fun way. This course is really good.

By Rahul K L D

Feb 24, 2016

Now I can learn what I was not able to choose for my elective.

By amelia g

Apr 22, 2022

Great introduction to working with GIS - really enjoyed it :)

By Ali S

Dec 23, 2021

This course is very useful and developed my skills in GISGIS.

By Silvia A

May 25, 2020

Thorough instruction and many resources provided to students.