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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 Akeem A B

Apr 21, 2020

Great Course and Excellent Tutor

By ali S

Oct 24, 2022

Awesome Course. it is great...

By D.P.D. R

Jul 6, 2021

Great course highly recommended

By lahsaini M

Sep 25, 2020

Merci pour cet incroyable cours

By D s c

Jul 27, 2020


By Touseef A

Sep 17, 2022

Exceptionally good instructor

By Partho H

Sep 13, 2022

Outstanding experiance for me

By Israk H T

Sep 8, 2023

The course is very effective.

By Gourpada D

Jun 18, 2020

I enjoyed a lot! Thank you :)

By Neeraja J

May 25, 2020

It was a wonderful experience

By Brain J A

Jan 23, 2020

It was an awesome experience.

By Joel R

Nov 2, 2019

Concepts very well explained.


Sep 10, 2019

Excellent introduction course

By Saad W

Feb 1, 2021

Best For Basic GIS Knowledge

By Daniela S

Oct 19, 2020

Very useful and well thought

By Daniel S O O

Oct 16, 2020

Excelente curso muy completo

By Charan S 1

Apr 29, 2020

Nice course to learn mapping


Oct 8, 2019

best course for learning GIS


Jun 14, 2020

I like this type of course.

By Ігор Х

Nov 20, 2022

Very rewarding and helpful

By Fazle R

Sep 16, 2023

Best course for beginners

By Scott W

May 23, 2022

Fun class, I learned alot

By Ayman E A

Nov 2, 2021

This course is excellent.

By Esrat E

Oct 7, 2020

I have learn many things.

By Dheeraj B

Sep 29, 2020

excellent way of teaching