About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Geographic Information System (GIS)CartographyEsriMappingSpatial Analysis

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Specialization are

  • Geologists
  • Researchers
  • Data Analysts
  • Data Scientists
  • Scientists

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Introduction to GIS Mapping

4.9
89 ratings
27 reviews
Course2

GIS Data Acquisition and Map Design

4.8
22 ratings
4 reviews
Course3

Spatial Analysis and Satellite Imagery in a GIS

4.9
17 ratings
3 reviews
Course4

GIS, Mapping, and Spatial Analysis Capstone

4.9
8 ratings

Instructor

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Don Boyes

Professor, Teaching Stream
Geography and Planning

About University of Toronto

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • You will need ArcGIS Desktop to complete the course projects, as well as ArcGIS Online for the capstone project. Students who are enrolled and paying for at least one course are eligible to receive a free, one-year educational license for ArcGIS Desktop, as well as a free ArcGIS Online enterprise account. Instructions on how to obtain these are available in each course. There is a limit of one license and online account per student taking any of the courses in this specialization.

  • The Specialization can be completed in 24 weeks, although students may work at their own pace and finish in more or less time.

  • No prior knowledge is necessary to successfully complete the Specialization.

  • It is recommended that you take the courses in the order listed in the Specialization. The courses build on each other, as they each introduce practical skills that require a certain level of conceptual understanding, and you will get the most out of the courses if you do them in order.

  • No, the courses and Specialization will not count for university credit.

  • You will understand the fundamental concepts of basic cartography and spatial analysis using a geographic information system (GIS), and be able to apply them using GIS software.

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