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Approx. 15 hours to complete

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Skills you will gain

Geographic Information System (GIS)CartographyEsriMappingSpatial Analysis

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Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Filtering Data Using Queries

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8 videos (Total 59 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Interactive selection in ArcMap6m
Select by attribute15m
Queries and Venn diagrams11m
Select by location2m
Select by attribute and location in ArcMap7m
Mixing attribute and location queries1m
Reclassification and aggregation11m
2 readings
PDF files of all lecture slides10m
Practicing selections and queries10m
2 practice exercises
GIS Software needed for this course5m
Week 1 Quiz10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Vector analysis

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11 videos (Total 92 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
Raster distances8m
Ian McHarg3m
Vector intersection and union8m
Constraint analysis6m
Areal interpolation7m
Spatial join8m
ArcToolbox introduction9m
What is geoprocessing?6m
ModelBuilder example9m
Getting started with ModelBuilder7m
1 reading
Getting started with spatial analysis1h
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz10m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Remote sensing as a GIS data source

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15 videos (Total 150 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
15 videos
Spatial resolution of satellite images10m
Temporal resolution of satellite sensors15m
Radiometric resolution of satellite sensors16m
Spectral resolution of satellite sensors13m
Spatial vs. spectral resolution3m
Spectral signatures of land cover types5m
Displaying multiband satellite images6m
Landsat Explorer web app introduction3m
Working with satellite imagery in ArcMap11m
The image analysis window in ArcMap10m
Downloading Landsat 8 data8m
Adding Landsat 8 images to ArcMap4m
Visually interpreting satellite images10m
Satellite image classification16m
1 reading
Exploring satellite imagery10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz10m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Raster analysis

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11 videos (Total 107 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
Raster mask and NoData cells9m
Local raster operators7m
Map algebra: calculating NDVI16m
Raster reclassification5m
Raster Boolean overlay3m
Focal raster operators14m
Zonal raster operators6m
Global raster operators13m
Raster weighted overlay10m
Mosaic and aggregate tools4m
1 reading
Getting started with raster analysis10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz10m

Instructor

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Don Boyes

Professor, Teaching Stream
Geography and Planning

About University of Toronto

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About the GIS, Mapping, and Spatial Analysis Specialization

This Specialization is for those new to mapping and GIS, as well as anyone looking to gain a better understanding of how it all works and why. You will learn practical skills that can be applied to your own work using cutting-edge software created by Esri Inc., the world's leading GIS company and our industry partner....
GIS, Mapping, and Spatial Analysis

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