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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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The content, materials, examples, and explanations of this course are awesome. Dan, you are an awesome teacher. I really enjoyed this journey and highly recommend this course.

Best wishes. 😊


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This course is basic introduction to key concepts used in GIS. I found the instructor to be great. Complex terms are explained in simple way. Overall this is a very good course for beginners.

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Oct 4, 2020

this course actually helpful for learning GIS to beginners.

By Harshit J

Apr 2, 2023

excellent course for anyone who is keen to learn about GIS

By Danny F

Aug 21, 2021

A fun introduction to GIS Mapping with a great instructor.

By Keila G G

Nov 30, 2020

Excellent introduction to the basics of mapping using GIS.

By Amit J

Sep 24, 2020

It is a great course. Learned a lot. Thank you, professor!

By Ivo V

Jun 11, 2020

Buen curso de manejo de sistema de informacióm geográfica.

By Olaoluwa O

Jun 9, 2021

I love the articulation of the course, really refreshing.

By Thangamani N - C

Sep 29, 2020

Very interesting course, teaching is excellent. Thank you


Jun 14, 2020

Nice Course! I'd like to able for QGIS, ArcGIS Pro, etc.

By Dillon W

May 2, 2020

Great course with a great instructor. Highly recommend!

By Milana Z

Aug 27, 2021

Great job,excellent training,i get a lot of knowledge !

By Juwel R

Oct 27, 2020

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to do this course.

By Jean m l M

Jan 6, 2020

Très intéressant lorsqu'on s'introduit dans les SIG!!!!

By Dr M K

Feb 8, 2022


By Diana C C A

Dec 3, 2020

Very clear and useful introduction! I loved the tutor!

By Robin S

Nov 3, 2020

Great beginner's course, teaches you a lot about maps.

By Mohamed A E A

May 10, 2023

Very good Course in terms of theoretical side of GIS.

By مصطفي م س ا

Aug 16, 2021

It is an excellent course that I benefited a lot from

By Laurent M

Jul 29, 2019

very educative and match my carrer, i love it thanks.

By Natasha K

May 20, 2023

Excellent course and Instructor. Highly recommended.

By Rajiv N

Oct 29, 2021

I really enjoyed your teaching. Thank you Don Boyes.

By Supanat [ S

Oct 19, 2021

this course will make you see the world by using GIS

By Rathanweera P C G R

Jun 20, 2021

The course was very helpful to Get an idea about GIS

By Lori M

Jan 27, 2021

Material was very well explained and easy to follow.

By Shiva p t

Jun 5, 2020

Very helpful course.I am still learning this course.