Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Learners will work through the various course projects to gain experience and skills related to geographic information systems. Each course reviews the concepts in a final project to reinforce your learning. Each course builds on the knowledge of the previous and the Specialization culminates with a capstone where you will design and execute a complete GIS-based analysis – from identifying a concept, question or issue you wish to develop, all the way to final data products and maps that you can add to your portfolio.
How the Specialization Works
A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
What will I be able to add to my portfolio to show employers after completing the capstone?
What software do I need and where can I get it?
What GIS software does this specialization cover? Do you cover QGIS, MapWindow, etc?
What type of computer do I need to use ArcGIS and complete the course?
Do I need to know anything about GIS to take this specialization?
What is required to verify and complete the paid specialization?
How often do courses in the specialization run? If I miss this session, when can I join?
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