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Online Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization on Coursera

Created by UC Davis Extension and hosted on the Coursera platform, this is an online course consisting of pre-recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments and community discussion forums. This specialization program is self-paced and designed to help you master a specific career skill in as little as 4-6 months.

Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an increasingly sought after skill in industries from agriculture to public health. This self-paced 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.

Instructor(s)

Nick Santos is a programmer, GIS specialist, web developer and environmentalist. He works at the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis, where he develops GIS-based software and databases to help analyze and understand environmental impacts and indicators. Santos is the founder and executive director of Environmental Consumer, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that develops actionable information and resources for consumers looking to take the next step to reduce their impact. 

Online Schedule

Oct 01 to Dec 31

Section Notes

This Specialization consists of 5 courses on the Coursera platform:

  • Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • GIS Data Formats, Design and Quality
  • Geospatial and Environmental Analysis
  • Imagery, Automation, and Applications
  • Geospatial Analysis Project

With this Specialization, students will also receive a student license for Esri's ArcGIS Desktop software for one-year.

Enrollments are accepted on a continuous basis. For more information on Coursera online courses, including enrollment policies and technical requirements, please visit https://www.coursera.org/about/terms.

Fees

Enroll With Coursera $0.00

Section Number

182LUP001