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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 passion & enthusiasm in which you handle the sessions and the logical reasoning that you provide is outstanding. Really appreciate your efforts and looking forward to more lectures.


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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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By Ana K P L

Mar 19, 2021

Excellent course! Super useful information!

By Kubilay S

Oct 1, 2020

Mükemmel bir kurstu. Don Bosey Teşekkürler.

By ٍsliman a r

Jun 14, 2020

Great course and great instructor

Thanks Don

By Raiyan

May 11, 2020

very easy to understand and helpful content

By MD. S A

Nov 29, 2020

Overall excellent and helpful for beginner

By Minhazur R

Sep 12, 2020

It's very much necessary for the learners.

By Abdullah A

Jul 28, 2020

This is indeed a step stone moving forward

By Ha-mim E A

Jul 26, 2020

Interesting, Easy and good for a beginner.

By Mohammad A

Dec 7, 2019

it's good course with advanced information

By Jimmy A D O

Sep 21, 2023

great and important for professional life

By Jeremy G

May 4, 2021

An excellent introduction to GIS mapping!


Dec 14, 2020

Me ha gustado mucho el enfoque del curso.

By Priyanka B

Sep 1, 2020

The instructor is amazing and very clear.


Jun 16, 2020

Prof. Don Boyes is an amazing instructor.

By Abdul A

May 17, 2020

This is just a beginning, Will learn more

By Shantanu P

May 6, 2020

Don Boyes is a very efficient instructor.

By Tasnemul H E

Jun 1, 2020

Great course, Loved the teaching style .

By dima k

Aug 9, 2021

thank you Ms. Don you are great teacher

By Akib A

Nov 7, 2020

Excellent experience

Instructor too good

By Erin D

Aug 31, 2021

Great introduction to the world of GIS


Jun 22, 2021

I really liked and enjoyed this course

By Akash K B

Oct 14, 2020

Well explained tutorial in the course.

By Fabio D J R C

Jun 14, 2020

Es el mejor curso de GIS que he hecho

By King V

Dec 20, 2019

Really fun and gaining knowledgeable!

By Ivy W

Jun 22, 2023

Excellent class. Highly recommended.