Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization
Map Your World With GIS. Explore the tools, concepts, and terminology of spatial analysis and modeling
About This 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.
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Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.
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- Beginner Specialization.
- No prior experience required.
Fundamentals of GISCurrent session: Feb 19
- 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
About the CourseExplore the world of spatial analysis and cartography with geographic information systems (GIS). In this class you will learn the basics of the industry’s leading software tool, ArcGIS, during four week-long modules: Week 1: Learn how GIS g
GIS Data Formats, Design and QualityCurrent session: Feb 19
- 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
About the CourseIn this course, the second in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization, you will go in-depth with common data types (such as raster and vector data), structures, quality and storage during four week-long modules: Week 1: Lea
Geospatial and Environmental AnalysisCurrent session: Feb 19
- 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
About the CourseApply your GIS knowledge in this course on geospatial analysis, focusing on analysis tools, 3D data, working with rasters, projections, and environment variables. Through all four weeks of this course, we'll work through a project together - somethin
Imagery, Automation, and ApplicationsCurrent session: Feb 19
About the CourseWelcome to the last course of the specialization (unless your continuing on to the capstone project, of course!). Using the knowledge you’ve learned about ArcGIS, complete technical tasks such raster calculations and suitability analysis.
Geospatial Analysis ProjectUpcoming session: Mar 12
- 4-8 weeks of study in 4 milestones - each milestone should take 10-20 hours of effort.
About the Capstone ProjectIn this project-based course, you will design and execute a complete GIS-based analysis – from identifying a concept, question or issue you wish to develop, all the way to final data products and maps that you can add to your portfolio. Your completed
Geospatial Applications Researcher
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