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.
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.
By Prabin P•
Dr Boyes, thank you so much for clearing the concepts of basic knowledge on GIS and user interface to ArcGIS.
I am well satisfied with your all explanation; most people do work ultimately but partly understand the knowledge on the part of the coordinate system and projection.
Finally, I got clear now from you well sequence lecture. I was planning to join other courses too.
By Clerance G•
Prof. Don Boyes has presented the course in a detailed and a systematic order. This course has changed my perspective of maps and has given me a skill to digitize and create feature classes in ArcGIS.
I recommend this course to those who want to change their perspective on 2D Maps and for those who want to explore the digital world of Earth and its applications.
By Rajiv D•
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It was a great experience for me to became a participant of this programme. Course content & the way of delivering the content was very good. I definitely looking forward for the next course on this topic. Teaching method of the faculty was excellent and being a faculty i must appreciate his communication skills. Thank you very much.
By Muhammad A W•
first of all, I warm thanks for COURSERA and University of Toronto, Thanks Dr. Don Boyes for teaching its is a great opportunity, especially for mine. such a great time we spend here, this pandemic time it is a great opportunity. I learn many things Introduction to GIS Mapping course. it is very helpful for my upcoming study
thankyou very much
By Niloofar S•
This course was really helpful for me to get familiar with the fundamentals of
GIS. My field is in Environmental Engineering and I did not have any idea about geographic maps, coordinate systems, projection and etc. but everything was explained in an easy understanding and interesting way that motivated me to continue the course, Thank you.
By VANESSA J O•
I learned in this course the more impotants concepts to start to work with GIS. The meaning of the features, geodatabase, why and how represents things in a map, tools to design in ArcMap and ArcGis, how to save the information, ArcCatalog and many other things amazing about the maps world. I learned a lot thanks the DonBoyes teacher.
By Tomás J C O•
Excelente curso de introducción, ya he trabajado con GIS antes, por lo que conozco varias funciones, pero me sirvió para repasar conceptos técnicos olvidados. El curso no deja pasar ningún detalle lo que lo hace muy completo, como explicar los tipos de archivos, la escala, los diferentes sistemas de coordenadas, etc.
By Sofía E P•
I think this is a great introductory course to GIS mapping as it covers the necessary concepts to start feeling confident with GIS, and you get to start using the software. Also, Don explains everything - even the most complex ideas- in a way that is very engaging and understandable. I highly recommend it!
By Daniel F V O•
I liked this course a lot! Don Boyes is really an excelent teacher and he makes every topic really easy to undestand. I struggled in week 5 because it's a lot of information but I managed to learn the basics and I downloaded the explanations so I can consult them whenever I want to refresh my knowledge.
By Gabriela K•
The instructor is very clear explaining the material. It is understandable but yet deep as its the concepts and principles for mapping was explained in this course. Also in giving GIS instruction and explanation its so practical but yet we understand the theory behind it and the reason behind it.
By Shelley C•
DB is an excellent teacher - very clear explanations of complex concepts. This is a good introductory course for someone interested in GIS. It would be preferred if you made the quiz results available to people who are auditting. Other MOOC vendors do. Thank you very much - I learned a lot!
By Victor F•
The course is very good! I was willing for more pratice, but atthe end of the course I understand the importance of having the theorical foundations well known. Altough, it makes a introduction to the software and you can make your first map by the end of the course! It does worth the time!
By Md. B L•
This course is great to learn the very basic things of GIS. Though this course is mainly theory based but i learned the most important things about GIS. The basics of coordinate system, map digitizing is exlained in details. The course instractor Don Boyes is a great teacher i think.
By Drake D•
Easy to follow and long. I loved learning how to use the GIS software to map out features! I really appreciate the work that has gone into making this an easy to use course. The instructor is great as well. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in using ArcGIS software.
By Gabriel M•
Both informative and applicable, I not only enjoyed this fascinating introductory course, but also appreciated Prof. Boyes's straightforward, clear and engaging style of presentation. This course is a must for anyone interested in learning how to work with GIS (or maps of any kind).
By Jennifer A•
I really enjoyed this class. Mr. Boyes did an exceptional job explaining challenging topic in relation to map projections. I've used GIS on and off for several years but never grasped the concepts of projection before. The class content was super helpful for my future map making!
By CRISTIAN A U R•
Excellent course. The instructor is very dinamic and makes all the topics very simple and understandable. The program of the course is also well developed and relevant. It's a great opportunity to learn new things both for begginers and more experienced people. Totally recommended.
By Fares A D D•
The course was really amazing. The contents were really useful. I have taken the Introduction to GIS Mapping course with Dr. Don Boyes as Instructor, I like his way of teaching and the knowledge he shared with us, he is amazing, I like to continue with him for the coming course.
By Milena F•
This course really helped me acquire the basic GIS mapping skills. After completing it, I feel confident in my abilities to make a basic map (with polygon, line and point features) in Esri's ArcMap program. The course provides a good introduction to GIS mapping and to ArcGIS.
By Sumit K•
The course gives an excellent introduction to few of GIS fundamentals. The approach towards course delivery is very good and the user/participant always gets something from a perspective which is quite innovative and easy to grasp. Overall a wonderful learning experience.
By Luis A M C•
This was an awesome course. It has provided me with the foundations of geographic information systems in a clear and accessible way thanks to Professor Don Boyce. Not only this, but now I have the motivation of learning more and deepen my knowledge of this field.
By Megan H•
This course was excellent, Dr. Boyes is an excellent lecturer. The videos were very well prepared and very informative, I learned a lot about the basics of mapping, such as datum, projections and beginning to use ArcGIS. Thank you for the excellent course!
By Char A•
First of all thank you to Coursera and University of Toronto to give us a chance to study online. Thank you to Prof. Don Boyes, for teaching us about the GIS Mapping. I learned so much from him and I will continue learn more about the GIS mapping.
By Fuad H•
This is a great learning platform.I have learnt a lot of things from this course that I was not cleared before.Thanks to Professor Don Boyes for his great teaching effort.I will recommend everyone who are interested in GIS can take this course.
By Gemma E•
A great introduction to the world of mapping and ArcGIS. Introduced several concepts that one would not otherwise think about and with such great delivery that you appreciate these concepts in making maps and understanding map projections.