Geospatial and Environmental Analysis

UC Davis University of California

Coursera, Esri

Fri, Apr 26 2019

Participants will apply their 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, participants will work through a project: from project conception, through data retrieval, initial data management and processing and finally to analysis products.

In this course participants will learn the fundamentals of geospatial and environmental analysis during four week-long modules:

  • Week 1: Tour ArcToolbox and learn how to use common geospatial analysis tools built into ArcGIS
  • Week 2: Gain a working understanding of raster data models: symbolize, reproject, overlay, and assess rasters. Take a detour into 3D data models, and interpolation of observations into 3D surfaces and rasters
  • Week 3: Go in-depth on projections and coordinate systems, which are foundational to all GIS. Learn how to use environment variables to constrain your analyses and get better quality data products.
  • Week 4: Expand your knowledge of symbology. Learn how to visually display your data by classifying it in logical groupings and then symbolizing it on your map.

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

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