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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 Holly K

May 19, 2020

Very good introduction to ArcGIS!


Feb 15, 2020

Amazing way to start learning GIS

By Ahmed I

Oct 11, 2017

great course and great instructor

By Haydar N A

Aug 21, 2017

The First Step On Long Way of


By Paul M

Dec 9, 2016

Challenging course with excellent

By Justin N

Oct 31, 2016

Great course. Awesome instructor.

By Shariful I

Jun 2, 2016

Good course esp for the starters!

By Bhavi P

Mar 25, 2023

Best course to start with GIS...

By Ahmed M

Jan 11, 2022

thanks for this beautiful course

By Ricardo G

Sep 20, 2020

awesome course and very helpful!

By manila k

Jun 9, 2020

This course is indeed very good.

By Osama A H A

May 19, 2020

Perfect Course, Thanks Coursera.

By Abdirahman O

Oct 2, 2017

This amazing foundation for GIS.

By syahrul M

Mar 8, 2017

The best course for basic of GIS

By Danyell T S

Sep 15, 2016

Very good start to learning GIS.

By Artur O

Jan 21, 2021

Very good course for beginners.


Jun 10, 2020

It was good learning experience

By Chris D

May 19, 2020

Great course for GIS beginners.

By Rodrigo P

May 8, 2020

An excelent introdutory course.

By Mukuka B

Apr 7, 2020

This is a very good course ....

By Maddalena M

Mar 31, 2020

Clear, well structured, great!!

By Carlos F P

May 5, 2017

I enjoyed the creation of maps.

By Tshitangano F N

Oct 11, 2016

great course to learn about GIS

By Saif U

Dec 27, 2022

Very nice course for beginners

By محمد ز ا

Jun 10, 2022

It is a powerful start to GIS.