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Intermediate Level

At least 2 years experience, comfortable doing data analysis, and fundamental grasp of GIS concepts.

Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, English, Spanish

Learner Career Outcomes

53%

started a new career after completing these courses

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Flexible deadlines
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Intermediate Level

At least 2 years experience, comfortable doing data analysis, and fundamental grasp of GIS concepts.

Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, English, Spanish

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University of California, Davis

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Course Overview & Geospatial Analysis

3 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 105 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
17 videos
Course Mechanics4m
Module 1 Overview1m
Clip Tool5m
Erase and Identity Tools9m
Buffers and Multiple Ring Buffer9m
Near and Generate Near Table Tools8m
Merge Tool4m
Dissolve Tool6m
Behind the Scenes: Preparing the Dissolve Tool Lecture Data4m
Tabulate Area7m
Conversion Tools7m
Making Charts and Graphs in ArcMap10m
Geospatial Analysis Assignment Intro4m
Data Acquisition for Our Project10m
Getting the Crop Data5m
Module 1 Summary1m
3 readings
Getting Started in this Course10m
Tutorial Assignment 1: Generating Streamlines from Elevation Models10m
Extra Practice: Use Geoprocessing Tools on New Data10m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 1: Geospatial Analysis30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Rasters and Surfaces

4 hours to complete
18 videos (Total 164 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
18 videos
Raster Data Formats13m
Raster Display Options10m
Comparison/Swipe Tools7m
Resampling and Cell Assignment10m
Reprojecting Rasters10m
Clipping Rasters and Extract by Mask9m
Raster Mosaics12m
Surfaces and Interpolation5m
Rasters as 3D Data6m
Thiessen Polygons and Fishnets5m
TINs4m
TINs in Action12m
Z Values and 3D Data10m
3D Scenes9m
Setting Up the Data, Part 112m
Setting Up the Data, Part 218m
Module 2 Summary2m
2 readings
Tutorial Assignment 2: Creating and Assessing DEMs from Points and Raster Data10m
Extra Practice 2: Working with New Tools10m
2 practice exercises
Lesson 3: Working with Rasters30m
Lesson 4: Surfaces and the Third Dimension30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Classifying and Viewing Data

3 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 107 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
13 videos
Overview of Projections and Coordinate Systems4m
Datums7m
Geographic Coordinate Systems3m
Preserving Properties of Data with Projections12m
Common Projected Coordinate Systems6m
Projections in Action10m
What are Environment Variables?8m
Output Coordinate System Environment Variable9m
Extent Environment Variable10m
Cell Size, Mask, and Snap Raster Environment Settings12m
Project Data Analysis18m
Module 3 Summary1m
1 reading
Tutorial Assignment 3: Spawning Redds and Timber Harvests - A Watershed-based Analysis10m
2 practice exercises
Lesson 6: Projections and Coordinate Systems30m
Lesson 7: Environment Variables30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Working Through a Project

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 67 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Color Ramps11m
Binning/Classifying Data11m
Stretching Rasters9m
Copying Symbology11m
Project Data Analysis and Wrapup18m
Module 4 Summary38s
Course Summary2m
1 reading
Extra Practice: Maplex Labeling10m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 9: Symbology30m

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About the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization

Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an increasingly sought after skill in industries from agriculture to public health. This Specialization, offered in partnership with ArcGIS developer Esri, will teach the skills you need to successfully use GIS software in a professional setting. You will learn how to analyze your spatial data, use cartography techniques to communicate your results in maps, and collaborate with peers in GIS and GIS-dependent fields. In the final Capstone Project, you will create a professional-quality GIS portfolio piece using a combination of data identification and collection, analytical map development, and spatial analysis techniques. Interested in learning advanced GIS topics? Check out the Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization MasterTrack™ Program....
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