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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 Haseeb H M S N i G U

Nov 18, 2022

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 Asad U

Jun 20, 2023

Extra Ordinary explanation and learning objectives found in this 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.

By Sheikh S

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

By Nadine d C d S

Oct 19, 2023

I liked this course, but I could have had more practice with arcmap.

By Kamran U H A

Nov 17, 2022

it is very good website for student which want learn to free courses

By Sherif R

Jan 20, 2021

Excellent content, excellent explanation, and excellent visual aids.

By Md A R

Aug 18, 2020

Great for basic understandings of GIS related terms and definitions.

By Carlos V D B

Mar 10, 2020

The professor is really didactic! He really conveyed me the message.

By Carla S R A

Jul 28, 2020

Excelente profesor, proporciona ejemplos claros para el aprendizaje

By Motshwaedi S

Oct 25, 2019

The course was very helpful as it gave me a taste to practical GIS.

By A S M K Z K

Feb 3, 2021

Great course for beginners to learn about GIS and ArcGIS software

By Guilherme O

Dec 4, 2020

Very clear and technically rich explanations. Motivating! Thanks!

By Israel P C

Sep 28, 2020

Nice course, it has a good introduction; very easy to understand.

By Maria C T A

Aug 6, 2020

Amazing, I´ve learned so many things that i didn´t know about GIS

By Michael S

Sep 6, 2019

The course was structured well and Don is a very good instructor!