About this Specialization

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This Specialization is for those new to mapping and GIS, as well as anyone looking to gain a better understanding of how it all works and why. You will learn practical skills that can be applied to your own work using cutting-edge software created by Esri Inc., the world's leading GIS company and our industry partner. PLEASE NOTE: THE SOFTWARE IS NO LONGER PROVIDED WITH THIS COURSE. YOU WILL HAVE TO OBTAIN IT ON YOUR OWN.
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Flexible Schedule
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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to GIS Mapping

4.8
stars
678 ratings
246 reviews
Course2

Course 2

GIS Data Acquisition and Map Design

4.9
stars
216 ratings
65 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Spatial Analysis and Satellite Imagery in a GIS

4.9
stars
185 ratings
55 reviews
Course4

Course 4

GIS, Mapping, and Spatial Analysis Capstone

4.9
stars
78 ratings
23 reviews

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • 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. Please note that software is not provided. Student licenses can be purchased here: https://www.esri.com/en-ca/store/arcgis-student-use

  • 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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