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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)...

Top reviews

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.

Aug 3, 2020

This course is the basic introduction of GIS. It gives an insight of the GIS system especially the projection systems. Out of all these Professor Don Boyes made is so entertaining. Thank you Prof!!!

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By Ariva M F

Apr 13, 2021

Wow, very in accordance with my study of science during college. thank you very much mr. Don boyes

By Christopher M

Jun 28, 2020

Learning is a continuous process.

With coursera, I have acquired more knowledge while in lock-down

By Masroor K

May 21, 2020

Course started from very basics of GIS theory and software. Recommended for beginners. 5 stars...

By Melissa C M

Jul 26, 2020

The content of this course was really helpful for someone with not that much experience on GIS.

By Tommy M

Jun 4, 2020

Really thorough induction into GIS, with a great balance between theory and practical elements.


Jan 28, 2021

I am very thankful for giving me this chance to learn and take this lesson with Financial aid.

By Sadiqur R

Jun 16, 2020

Amazing course. The instructor is so vivid. I love his way of teaching. A great course indeed.

By gatie k

Nov 2, 2020

It is a very good Introductory Gis course and professor Don Boyes is excellent 👌👏

Thank you!

By Parviz A

Aug 1, 2020

The explanation of projections and coordinate reference systems were very easy to understand.

By Juan C O R

Jun 29, 2020

Es excelente y muy intuitivo, antes de abordar el uso de ArcGIS se dan los parámetros básicos

By Sharon L

Mar 29, 2021

Excellent! Very informative, enjoyed the sense of humor thrown in throughout the lessons.

By Stefano D B

Jan 16, 2021

Every topic has been explained in a very clear, easy to remember and enthusiastic manner.

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 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 Scuola F

Jan 26, 2021

Excellent starting point to study basic cartography principles and GIS software