Fundamentals of GIS

UC Davis University of California

Coursera, Esri 

Fri, Apr 26 2019

Explore the world of spatial analysis and cartography with geographic information systems (GIS). In this class participants will learn the basics of the industry’s leading software tool, ArcGIS, during four week-long modules:

  • Week 1: Learn how GIS grew from paper maps to the globally integrated electronic software packages of today. Participants will install ArcGIS on their own computer and learn how to use online help to answer technical questions.
  • Week 2: Open up ArcGIS and explore data using ArcMap. Learn the foundational concepts of GIS, how to analyze data and make their first map. 
  • Week 3: Symbolize data and create an eye-catching final product.
  • Week 4: Share your data and maps and learn to store and organize your data.

​Participants can choose to take Fundamentals of GIS as a standalone course or as part of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization.

Beginner Level. At least 2 years of business skills and familiar with analyzing data.