Chevron Left
Back to GIS Data Acquisition and Map Design

Learner Reviews & Feedback for GIS Data Acquisition and Map Design by University of Toronto

589 ratings

About the Course

In this course, you will learn how to find GIS data for your own projects, and how to create a well-designed map that effectively communicates your message. The first section focuses on the basic building blocks of GIS data, so that you know what types of GIS files exist, and the implications of choosing one type over another. Next, we'll discuss metadata (which is information about a data set) so you know how to evaluate a data set before you decide to use it, as well as preparing data by merging and clipping files as needed. We'll then talk about how to take non-GIS data, such as a list of addresses, and convert it into "mappable" data using geocoding. Finally, you'll learn about how to take data that you have found and design a map using cartographic principles. In the course project, you will find your own data and create your own quantitative map. Note: software is not provided for this course....

Top reviews


Apr 6, 2021

Prof Don Boyes explanation on the subject is awesome. It is very easy to understand and develops a great interest in the subject. It is very rare to find such a wonderful professional in the field.


Aug 3, 2020

It is one of the best course of the specialization. I learned a lot about data acquisition, map design elements and principles and exporting map. It gave me a greater knowledge of map designs.

Filter by:

76 - 100 of 168 Reviews for GIS Data Acquisition and Map Design

By hayatullah H

Nov 20, 2020

By Maria A M M

Aug 20, 2020

By Prayush J

Aug 11, 2020

By Aina Z

Oct 27, 2022

By Milton S

Aug 19, 2020

By Ramesh D

Jul 24, 2022

By Gabriel A F G

Aug 7, 2020

By Gabriela E

Jun 12, 2021

By kuldeep k

Dec 2, 2020

By Manish H (

Jun 23, 2020

By Prottoy M

Jun 18, 2020

By Hui R

Feb 20, 2020

By Jeff S

Jun 8, 2020

By Kubilay S

Oct 13, 2020

By Gunjan k

Aug 26, 2020

By Daniel d A

Mar 24, 2021

By swati t

May 19, 2021

By Surya M

Mar 31, 2021

By Roman S

Jun 20, 2020

By Mahdi M M

Jul 31, 2020

By Thangamani N - C

Feb 1, 2022


Nov 7, 2020

By Nicolas S

Nov 28, 2019

By Asfar S

Feb 12, 2022

By Jennifer L B D

Aug 23, 2020