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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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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.


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.

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By Haydee B

Oct 3, 2020

GIS mapping is great. This help me to discover new things and I enjoy learning.

By Mohd Z A G

Nov 1, 2020

Thank you to instructor of the course Prof Don Boyes. Great knowledge sharing.

By Sultana T A

Aug 26, 2020

The course instructor was so skilled and tried his best make the topic easier.


Aug 12, 2021

This course is amazing and easy to understand, really suit for beginner level


Jul 23, 2020

I really enjoyed this part of the course, and the teacher is amazing and fun!

By Suryakant B

Mar 24, 2022

excellent course with best pedagologies used to understand complect concept.

By fils v B

Jul 25, 2021

this course is well organised , i learn a lot about the basics of GIS thanks

By Vikinkumar V P

Jul 21, 2020

A good explanation for new students in GIS mapping and using ArcGIS software

By Ihtisham I P S N i G U

Jun 26, 2020

One of the best course in coursera platform, i gain a lot of knowledge in it

By Naveed A

Jun 20, 2020

The content is great. The way of teaching from the Professor is exceptional.

By Chris D

Apr 23, 2020

The tutor was great with practical exams using clear video and audible tone

By Xiatong C

Feb 2, 2021

The best course I took at Coursera. Very nice and knowledgeable professor.

By Ishtiaque M

Oct 7, 2020

The content is very useful for a beginner to catch the classes . Excellent

By Haseeb A

Dec 29, 2021

This course is amazing, I have learnt so many things which i never forget

By Sushil B

Mar 21, 2021

It is an elaborative course, which gave me knowledge of GIS from scratch.

By Luis V

Apr 15, 2020

Great course to get started with GIS. Looking forward to the next course!

By Marya G I

Feb 20, 2021

Excelent, very interesting and dynamic, very well explained, I loved it!


Sep 10, 2020

Very informative and Professor Don Boyes delivered the course very well.

By Maisha H

Oct 1, 2020

Amazing course teacher who helps me to understand the things so easily.

By Mark M M

May 18, 2022

The pacing of the lessons is easy to follow and explained wonderfully.

By Gaby S

Dec 20, 2020

Don Boyes is perfect in expalnation, very clear straight to the point.


May 29, 2020

Very good initiative. Thanks of all them for giving great opportunity.

By Alejo P A

Sep 17, 2020

Excellent course for people who dont know anything about those topics

By Yogesh J P

Aug 19, 2020

I really liked on how detailed explanations were provided. Thank you.

By Diana M

Aug 12, 2020

Wow. The way this professor explains GIS, makes it super easy and fun