Don Boyes is one of the best instructors I have seen. Throughout the course, I never felt boring. So all credit goes to Don Boyes for making this course very interesting with his good sense of humor.
This course is the basic introduction of GIS. It gives an insight of the GIS system especially the projection systems. Out of all these Professor Don Boyes made is so entertaining. Thank you Prof!!!
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von Yean D•
Great Course. I've done few courses on Coursera. But till now, Don Boyes is the most friendly instructor. He explains everything from the very beginning so that anyone from any discipline can easily catch his lesson. Still I think it would be more helpful if he could provide some specific instruction shapefile, and serve the course like a guided project. I knew nothing about ArcGIS, so when he was showing volcanic map/elevation map and using some tools on that map, I was frustrated where to get these files, how to make it look like the same as the video.
von Heleen B•
This course has been very helpful for learning the basics on cartography and GIS. There's a lot of attention for some fundamental principles that need to be taken into consideration before starting with a map design (e.g. the consequences of the fact that the Earth is an ellipsoid, choosing a geographic coordinate system, methods of navigation, and so on). Many interesting examples of projects are provided, with a historical context alongisde!
von Megan M•
Course material was wonderful but the peer reviews I received were very unhelpful. I do not necessarily see the point in having these types of roadblocks to completing the course if those grading your content are not going to give constructive criticism to your work. I received a number of low marks on my map but not a single note as to what was deficient. How can a student improve if low marks or reviews are not explained?
von Rishabb A•
The course structure is good and thought out well. It is quite beginner-friendly and certainly helpful for people who are working to get their GIS certification. My suggestion would be to include more reading material and maybe show some additional map representations so that we can get a deeper understanding of how things work. Overall, it is a good course for beginners.
von Greg K•
Well-organized content, though quizzes could have been better integrated into the hands-on material. One limitation was that access to ArcGIS takes up to two weeks, so it's hard to get much hands-on experience in ArcMap until the software is available. However, concepts could be tied to online versions of ArcGIS, which appeared to be available sooner.
von SONU K•
Lots of things can be learned fro this platform in a very easy way and this can be helpful in the career because in this modern technical world software knowledge is like a success of KEY. So please go through this and developed or enhanced technical skills.
von Manuel C D•
En general es muy completo como base, quizás una parte practica en cada semana estaría bien y como proyecto final algo un poco más complicad, aunque completo me ha parecido un poco fácil.
von Carolina Z•
Great course, very necessary for the people with zero knowledge of GIS, like me. It tackles difficult subjects but with a very simple approach that makes them very easy to understand.
von Xi L•
Easy to understand. If there's more practice include in this course will be better. Hope professor can add more related data materials for students to practice with each course video.
von Prevena v p•
Wonderful course! Easy to digest for anyone who doesnot have any background before. The assignments and activity is fun to do. This is very interesting as well as useful course.
von Jens B•
Very good explanations of geografic coordinatesystems and projections.
I would give it 5 * if it used arcgis pro which, as I understand it, is the new platform of choice.
von Tsanyu K•
A really good entry course starts with the basic concept of GIS. Students would have an opportunity to create their own map at the end of the course.
von Alberto R D•
A very good entry point to GIS software. I like that the instructor not only explain how to use it, but he teach you the basis of every process.
von Muthanna M T•
It was a good course, thanks for you. But i have one note that i think a gis mapping must complete with a vedio of the map layout, regards.
von Laura D B•
Is a lot of theory, they can implemento some practical excercises, in that way we can explore the program following some instructions.
von Anna K•
Very informative, Prof Boyes is a great instructor. One minor thing, I felt Week 1 and 2 could be abbreviated and combined.
von Gleyman A C G•
Muy bueno para comprender los conceptos básicos. Me sirvió de mucho para la creación de tablas y geodatabases
von Anamika D K•
Very informative videos and the instructor is very good at it.His instruments on every topic was standard.
von Jonathan C•
I thinks it's a great way for the begginers, in this course the theacher speaks about the concept basics