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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 abdallha n A

Jul 22, 2020

ممتاز جدا ولقد استفدت الكثير من هذه الدوره

By Tushar P

Mar 20, 2020

Great Course . Learnt about new courses .

By Erik S

Aug 15, 2016

Great introduction to GIS using ArcGIS

By Fernando N R

Jun 04, 2018

Good way to start learning about GIS

By Varun S

Dec 23, 2019

Nice, very good knowledge to gain!!

By Mohammad A

Aug 22, 2017

thank you for this wonderful course

By Lungu C

Sep 27, 2016

Great course for the beginners !

By Shikha C

Nov 22, 2018

Very nie course for beginners

By Aditya P H

Apr 22, 2020

It is very excellent course.

By Veera H

Jul 10, 2018

Clear and easy to follow.

By İsmail S

May 16, 2017

Good introduction to GIS.

By H.A.N.S.Kadurugamuwa

Jun 15, 2020

Great way of learning.

By Areck J

Jul 13, 2018

Exaclty what i needed

By Saikat T

Apr 16, 2017

Great course

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By Nway O K K

Mar 13, 2019

Its good!

By Assem M A E

Nov 04, 2018

good work

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By Kate B

Mar 02, 2020

Nick seems very passionate about his work, and I appreciate the time he put into this course. However, The some of the concepts weren't always explained well or should have been repeated to help those new to GIS get a better handle on them. My husband (who was passively listening - i.e., otherwise playing video games - while I took classes) is a programmer, and heagreed with me. Also, not having a reliable community or advisor to help answer questions is problematic. The class forum is not very helpful, since there are few responses. There are also a number of typos throughout the course content, including small ones in the handouts for the assignments. More importantly, the transcripts need reviewed for better translation. I was able to figure out some of the errors because of context and I'm a native English speaker. The closed captioning is even worse (although, some of the translations can funny).

By Pierre V

Apr 03, 2017

Quiet good introduction with clear objectives.

Some step by step explanations could be shortened because they seem too detailed.

A brief introduction to creating your own data could be great and will cover more steps

By hte way, thanks for this good introduction

By Mohammed A

Jul 08, 2017

Great course also best instructor my problem is the grading by others is taking really longtime I've been waiting two days until now and no one even looked at my assignment. also I tired posting my problem in the discussion thread even begged but nothing.