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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 Fawaz A

Jul 5, 2020

The course explains digitizing in a simple way, which can be understandable for everyone.

By Saran S

Apr 4, 2021

One of the best class for GIS, Geodesy not only for an engineer but also general student

By sandesh p

May 12, 2020

A complete course for basic theoretical understanding of GIS and its working principle.

By Muarief A N

Mar 18, 2022

I'm glad can learning about GIS it can help me knowlage GIS and thank you for coursera

By Muhammad J

Nov 27, 2021

It was a very helpful and informative course and i learned all the basics of mapping.

By H H G

Mar 20, 2021

Very clear, provided wonderful insight on basics of GIS. The explanation was awesome.

By Herimitsinjo R

Oct 7, 2019

It explained all the basis of GIS before getting into the mapping and analysis works.

By Syed J H

Nov 29, 2020

Introduction to GIS Mapping is the most informative course & so much helpful for me.

By Lauren N M Y

Aug 25, 2020

This course was perfect to me that I don't knew nothing about the Arc GIS programme.

By T A O

Jun 28, 2020

Very interesting course. I learnt a lot of things properly explaned. I recommend it.

By Andres D M M

Sep 21, 2020

Very useful course, for those who are interested in architecture and urban planning

By Shrinath D

Jul 24, 2020

very well structured, explained and I enjoyed learning from this awesome professor.

By Chithira U M

Jun 20, 2020

it was a really wonderful class. Thanks to Prof. Don Boyce. You did a great job.

By Aritra M

May 10, 2020

Instructor is so good . He makes easy everything in details. Best for beginners.

By abdelaziim S

Sep 10, 2022

ممتازة جدا وطريقة التعليم والشرح ايضا مناسبة جدا مع المرونة في كيفية التعلم

By Tahia A K

Sep 20, 2021

An excellent experience. This got me really interested to learn more about GIS.

By Scuola F

Jan 26, 2021

Excellent starting point to study basic cartography principles and GIS software

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