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Explore 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 grew from paper maps to the globally integrated electronic software packages of today. You will install ArcGIS on your 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 your first map. Week 3: Make your own maps! Symbolize data and create an eye-catching final product. Week 4: Share your data and maps and learn to store and organize your data. Take Fundamentals of GIS as a standalone course or as part of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization. By completing the first class in the Specialization you will gain the skills needed to succeed in the full program. Students who need an ArcGIS license will receive a non-commercial, 1 year student license for participation in this course and specialization....
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Approx. 19 hours to complete

Recommandé : 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
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English

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Week
1
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8 heures pour terminer

Course Introduction and Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

In this module, we will cover course expectations, give you a quick overview of GIS and what's great about it, take a first look at ArcGIS and identify key elements in the interface, and define core geospatial concepts and terminology. In Section 2, we will discuss options for desktop GIS, the history of GIS and how it's used today, discuss resources and help that you can use, and lay out core skills that are relevant to you as a GIS analyst. We'll close out by showing you how to get a copy of ArcGIS for this course, and with a tutorial on getting started in ArcGIS....
Reading
15 vidéos (Total 105 min), 6 lectures, 3 quiz
Video15 vidéos
Course Mechanics2 min
Module 1 Overview1 min
Why GIS is Awesome6 min
What is GIS?12 min
A First Look at Using Desktop GIS8 min
GIS Terminology to Know9 min
Tour of ArcMap14 min
Data Representation in GIS7 min
Desktop GIS Software Packages3 min
Getting Help with GIS11 min
Relevant Skills for the GIS Analyst7 min
Installing and Licensing ArcGIS12 min
How Assignments Work in this Course2 min
Module 1 Summary1 min
Reading6 lectures
Glossary of Terms15 min
Resources and Help for GIS15 min
ArcGIS Installation for Desktop30 min
Troubleshooting ArcGIS Installation Problems10 min
Assignment 1: Introduction to ArcMap (Part 1) min
Extra Practice: Getting to Know ArcGIS min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Lesson 1 Quiz10 min
Lesson 2 Quiz14 min
Week
2
Clock
7 heures pour terminer

ArcGIS Basics

In this module, we will explore GIS data using ArcMap and will explore and change properties of GIS layers to change map displays. We will subset data using selections, and explore feature attributes. Finally, we will learn about projections and use that knowledge as we run geoprocessing tools....
Reading
12 vidéos (Total 105 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video12 vidéos
Using ArcMap to Explore Data14 min
Viewing and Changing Layer Properties13 min
Using Feature Classes and Attribute Tables14 min
Select By Attribute and Calculate Geometry13 min
Select by Location9 min
An Introduction to Projections8 min
Analyzing Data with Geoprocessing Tools8 min
Setting Environment Variables6 min
Assessing Spatial Relationships with the Spatial Join Tool13 min
Assignment 2 Overview min
Module 2 Summary1 min
Reading2 lectures
Assignment 2: Introduction to ArcMap (Part 2) min
Extra Practice: Maps, Geoprocessing, and Projections min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Lesson 3 Quiz14 min
Lesson 4 Quiz8 min
Week
3
Clock
6 heures pour terminer

Making Maps With Common Datasets

In this module we will identify common datasets in both the US and Internationally. We will use a new mode in ArcGIS to create complete maps that include proper symbology, legends, titles, north arrows, and data sources. We will further use more advanced mapping techniques to output map books and label items on the map....
Reading
11 vidéos (Total 76 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video11 vidéos
Finding Common Datasets7 min
Using Layout View to Make Maps8 min
Core Map Elements10 min
Symbology: Changing How Your Data Looks4 min
Symbology Examples8 min
Setting Up Symbology in ArcGIS11 min
Labeling Map Features14 min
Making Map Books7 min
Assignment 3 Overview min
Module 3 Summary1 min
Reading2 lectures
Assignment 3: Laying Out and Exporting Maps min
Extra Practice: Maps, Maps, Maps! min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Lesson 5 Quiz6 min
Lesson 6 Quiz8 min
Week
4
Clock
6 heures pour terminer

Retrieving and Sharing Data

In this module, we will view and edit metadata in order to create higher quality data. We will retrieve data from the web and share data, discuss workspaces and file formats, and create layer and map packages. We will also use multiple file formats for GIS data and be able to appropriately choose between them based upon project requirements....
Reading
11 vidéos (Total 68 min), 3 lectures, 3 quiz
Video11 vidéos
Using Metadata to Document Data Products7 min
Sharing Data: Making and Using Map Packages7 min
Sharing Maps: Uploading Packages to ArcGIS Online6 min
Sharing Data: Creating Layer Files and Layer Packages5 min
Choosing a Data Format8 min
Joins and Relates13 min
Troubleshooting ArcGIS13 min
Assignment 4 (Peer Review) Overview1 min
Module 4 Summary min
Course Summary1 min
Reading3 lectures
Extra Practice: Make your own data min
Before you Go, Join a Community!15 min
Acknowledgements15 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Lesson 7 Quiz8 min
Lesson 8 Quiz12 min
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Meilleurs avis

par MBAug 2nd 2016

It is a great course for both the beginner and the professionals in GIS . Very friendly and easy language for the people who don't understand English much ...Satisfied in doing this course.

par AWMay 1st 2018

Excellent fundamental course. Easy to follow although Nick does talk a little fast at times, you can always pause and go back. Really fun and interactive way to get started in GIS. Cheers!

Enseignant

Nick Santos

Geospatial Applications Researcher
Center for Watershed Sciences

À propos de University of California, Davis

UC Davis, one of the nation’s top-ranked research universities, is a global leader in agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, environmental and biological sciences, and technology. With four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis and its students and alumni are known for their academic excellence, meaningful public service and profound international impact....

À propos de la Spécialisation Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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....
Geographic Information Systems  (GIS)

Foire Aux Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • 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. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • All courses in the specialization, except the final capstone project, have sessions that begin weekly, so if you miss a session or fall behind, you can enroll when you're ready. Courses each take about 4 weeks to complete, depending on the pace you follow. The capstone project runs approximately every 8 weeks in order to ensure enough students are in the course to give feedback and grades. The capstone project also takes longer (recommended time is about 8 weeks).

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