Get started learning about the fascinating and useful world of geographic information systems (GIS)! In this first course of the specialization GIS, Mapping, and Spatial Analysis, you'll learn about what a GIS is, how to get started with the software yourself, how things we find in the real world can be represented on a map, how we record locations using coordinates, and how we can make a two-dimensional map from a three-dimensional Earth.
In the course project, you will create your own GIS data by tracing geographic features from a satellite image for a location and theme of your choice.
This course will give you a strong foundation in mapping and GIS that will give you the understanding you need to start working with GIS, and to succeed in the other courses in this specialization.
This Introduction to GIS Mapping offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Toronto is for anyone who wants to learn about mapping and GIS. You don't have to have any previous experience - just your curiosity! The course includes both practical software training and explanations of the concepts you need to know to make informed decisions as you start your journey to becoming a GIS analyst.
Skills You Will Gain
- Geographic Information System (GIS)
- Spatial Analysis
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- What is a GIS?
- Mapping the real world with vector and raster data
- Mapping Locations with Coordinate Systems
- Flattening the Earth with Map Projections
- Project: Creating Your Own Data
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- 2 months
Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesEarth Sciences Geography Geographical Information Systems (GIS) View 3 other Short Courses in Earth Sciences in United States
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Beginner Level
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InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 2 months.
NationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 2 months.
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Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.