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Introduction to GIS Mapping

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.

Created by University of Toronto


What you’ll learn

From this educational opportunity you may improve the compentencies required from companies in 2021. The most relevant technique within the learning opportunity that is commonly requested from employers is Data Analysis. You will also hear about Curiosity, a trait commonly included in job postings.

Who will benefit?

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