Get started learning about the fascinating and useful world of geographic information systems (GIS)! In this first course of the specialization GIS, Mapping, and Spatial Analysis, you'll learn about what a GIS is, how to get started with the software yourself, how things we find in the real world can be represented on a map, how we record locations using coordinates, and how we can make a two-dimensional map from a three-dimensional Earth. In the course project, you will create your own GIS data by tracing geographic features from a satellite image for a location and theme of your choice. This course will give you a strong foundation in mapping and GIS that will give you the understanding you need to start working with GIS, and to succeed in the other courses in this specialization.
This course is part of the GIS, Mapping, and Spatial Analysis Specialization
About this Course
Skills you will gain
- Geographic Information System (GIS)
- Spatial Analysis
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
What is a GIS?
Introduction to ArcGIS
Mapping the real world with vector and raster data
Mapping Locations with Coordinate Systems
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TOP REVIEWS FROM INTRODUCTION TO GIS MAPPING
An excellent course to learn the basics of GIS and ArcGIS! The instructor's pedagogical approaches are funfilled and insightful. I enjoyed learning from you, Sir Don Boyes! Thank you.
I loved the course! Personally, I like to know the background of things and how they work. The course is not just a step by step ArcGIS course, it is an opportunity to understand further GIS.
Don Boyes is one of the best instructors I have seen. Throughout the course, I never felt boring. So all credit goes to Don Boyes for making this course very interesting with his good sense of humor.
This is the most basic course about GIS. The course is really worth taking. I am thankful to University of Toronto, Don Boyes and coursera for providing us the opportunity to take the course.
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