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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.


Dec 27, 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.

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By Aashul

Apr 20, 2016

You are a marvelous teacher. It was a great learning for me

By Claudinei R

Apr 9, 2020

É realmente um curso muito interessante. Eu aprendi muito.

By Leonard E T

Dec 25, 2018

Great course, very well organized and professionally done.


May 24, 2018

Very Good and helpful course and very talented instructor

By Roberto M H

Oct 21, 2017

Absolutly Love It, Thank you UC DAVIS Team and Nick SAntos


Dec 13, 2016

Great gis course for beginners, comperhensive and specific

By Diksha R

Apr 19, 2022

Excellent demostration and the content is really powerful

By James A B

Oct 28, 2020

Very good introductory course to GIS - very well sort out

By Tahira I

Oct 5, 2019

It is a great course for all those who want to learn GIS.

By Andy N

Feb 8, 2019

Good overview, I learned a lot in a short amount of time.

By Brian T M

Dec 30, 2018

Very informative and made me understand GIS a lot better.

By Erik K

Mar 26, 2017

Great introduction to GIS - fun and easy to follow along.

By Anja I

Dec 8, 2016

Excellent and easy to follow! Great for beginners in GIS.

By James M

Jun 23, 2020

Excellent Course in establishing the fundamentals of GIS


Jun 7, 2020

It was great to learn the uses of GIS and to explore it.

By Abdulaziz A

Sep 24, 2018

Great course, it is a practical and a beneficial course.

By Allan C B

Feb 25, 2018

Excellent for beginners with no real background in GIS.

By Ruben R M

Jul 30, 2020

Exceptional! Step by step with meaning and explanation!

By Mpolokang M

Feb 8, 2019

Very informative and good for novice GIS professionals.

By Bisma A

Oct 29, 2018

I love each an everything about coursera and my course.

By Kemal K

Aug 7, 2018

Great intro course. Highly recommended. Well structured

By Nken J B

Mar 25, 2018

I think this is one of the best course i have attended.

By Samuel E

Aug 2, 2017

Great teaching and very easy to access course materials

By Snehit R

Nov 7, 2016

A good course that gives a detailed insight about GIS.

By Syed M Z S

May 1, 2016

Excellent.... the course was good for the GIS beginners