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About the Course

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 for anyone who wants to learn about mapping and GIS. You don't have to have any previous experience - just your curiosity! The course includes both practical software training and explanations of the concepts you need to know to make informed decisions as you start your journey to becoming a GIS analyst. You will need a Windows computer with ArcGIS Desktop installed. (software is not provided)...

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Apr 16, 2020

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.


Aug 1, 2021

This course is all about the introduction of GIS. It gives an insight of the GIS system especially the projection systems. Don Boyes made this course very easy and so entertaining. Thank you so much.

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By Anatole K

Aug 17, 2020

Very informative and complete with some added humour. Include a set timeline for tasks to be completed.

By Tanvir K

Aug 24, 2020

By going through this course I understood that how much to know about GIS. This is really interesting.

By Ravi V

Sep 29, 2021

Excellent. Good introduction to GIS. Also final activity gives a hands on experience of GIS software.

By Melissa F

Aug 16, 2020

Excellent course! Love the instructor he is extremely thorough and Canadian, so how can you go wrong!

By MD. M I

Aug 14, 2020

a great teacher. so much structured syllabus and material. in one word an amazing course to enroll.

By Junaid A

Mar 15, 2022


By Ariva M F

Apr 13, 2021

Wow, very in accordance with my study of science during college. thank you very much mr. Don boyes

By Christopher M

Jun 28, 2020

Learning is a continuous process.

With coursera, I have acquired more knowledge while in lock-down

By Masroor K

May 21, 2020

Course started from very basics of GIS theory and software. Recommended for beginners. 5 stars...

By Melissa C M

Jul 26, 2020

The content of this course was really helpful for someone with not that much experience on GIS.

By Tommy M

Jun 4, 2020

Really thorough induction into GIS, with a great balance between theory and practical elements.


Jan 28, 2021

I am very thankful for giving me this chance to learn and take this lesson with Financial aid.

By Sadiqur R

Jun 16, 2020

Amazing course. The instructor is so vivid. I love his way of teaching. A great course indeed.

By gatie k

Nov 2, 2020

It is a very good Introductory Gis course and professor Don Boyes is excellent 👌👏

Thank you!

By Parviz A

Aug 1, 2020

The explanation of projections and coordinate reference systems were very easy to understand.

By Juan C O R

Jun 29, 2020

Es excelente y muy intuitivo, antes de abordar el uso de ArcGIS se dan los parámetros básicos

By Charles

Feb 24, 2023

Very clear and sharp information was shared by the instructor. I really enjoyed this course!

By Carlos M J E

Dec 20, 2021

It´s a great course, the teacher is fantastic and the topics are very relevant, many thanks.

By Danna G S P

Sep 24, 2021

El profesor es excelente y sin duda aprendí mucho gracias a su destreza para dictar clases.

By Arnab S

Jan 7, 2022

Wonderful introduction to the world of maps! I will never look at maps the same way again.

By Ahmed B

Dec 28, 2021

Amazing course. I am very thankful for giving me this chance to learn and take this lesson

By Mahabul

Nov 14, 2022

Thats vary helpful online course program. Its amazing For Learning and improving Skills

By Asfar S

Dec 12, 2021

Very sound and well thought. A good course for those both, new and experienced GIS users.

By Sharon L

Mar 29, 2021

Excellent! Very informative, enjoyed the sense of humor thrown in throughout the lessons.

By Stefano D B

Jan 16, 2021

Every topic has been explained in a very clear, easy to remember and enthusiastic manner.