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GIS Data Formats, Design and Quality, University of California, Davis

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About this Course

In this course, the second in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization, you will go in-depth with common data types (such as raster and vector data), structures, quality and storage during four week-long modules: Week 1: Learn about data models and formats, including a full understanding of vector data and raster concepts. You will also learn about the implications of a data’s scale and how to load layers from web services. Week 2: Create a vector data model by using vector attribute tables, writing query strings, defining queries, and adding and calculating fields. You'll also learn how to create new data through the process of digitizing and you'll use the built-in Editor tools in ArcGIS. Week 3: Learn about common data storage mechanisms within GIS, including geodatabases and shapefiles. Learn how to choose between them for your projects and how to optimize them for speed and size. You'll also work with rasters for the first time, using digital elevation models and creating slope and distance analysis products. Week 4: Explore datasets and assess them for quality and uncertainty. You will also learn how to bring your maps and data to the Internet and create web maps quickly with ArcGIS Online. Take GIS Data Formats, Design and Quality as a standalone course or as part of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization. You should have equivalent experience to completing the first course in this specialization, Fundamentals of GIS, before taking this course. By completing the second class in the Specialization you will gain the skills needed to succeed in the full program....

Top reviews

By LT

Dec 26, 2018

Great course. Quite challenging, huge amount of info shared and employed in the assignments. This makes the course very thorough yet as mentioned, challenging to complete. Not for the faint at heart!

By SS

May 01, 2016

Awesome..... The lectures are very helpful to the students or gis learners who wants to do some on-line, especially the final project was awesome... i really enjoyed and learned much more things...

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By Shannon Schrauwen

Feb 19, 2019

Informative. Learnt a lot, and the project ensured I used what I learnt.

By Mark Graham

Feb 14, 2019

I especially liked the final project as a way to use the geoprocessing tools and online presentation features of ArcGIS.

By Joshua Steinberg

Feb 08, 2019

Loved this course, excited to keep going in the specialization.

By Binod Timsina

Feb 03, 2019

The best instructor and good format

By Angelica Bautista

Jan 17, 2019

its is a great opportunity to get involved into a GIS analysis, and have a wide knowledge about the right way to work with the information make easy the manage of data.

By Mohammed Al-Musawer

Jan 15, 2019

The course is professional and exactly what I needed to excel at GIS.

By Samah Moustafa Soubhi Moustafa

Jan 02, 2019

Know I can control in data format by attribute table easy

By OGHENEVWEDE EFOBO

Dec 31, 2018

Great course, though very challenging but the assignments and videos are there to guide you.

By Phoukhong Phongsa

Dec 29, 2018

I enjoy this course very much and it is extremely good for analysis task.

By Henloy Almeida

Dec 27, 2018

Well Structured Course. Gave me a lot of confidence and the teacher was great in explaining all the aspects. Some of the classes had a lot of information but it was worth it