Chevron Left
Back to GIS Data Formats, Design and Quality

Learner Reviews & Feedback for GIS Data Formats, Design and Quality by University of California, Davis

1,944 ratings

About the 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


Dec 25, 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!


Apr 30, 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...

Filter by:

1 - 25 of 418 Reviews for GIS Data Formats, Design and Quality

By Kevin B

Apr 20, 2020

By April H

Dec 26, 2017

By Obed M

Jan 27, 2018

By Emily Y

Mar 23, 2019

By Hrishikesh P

Dec 13, 2018

By Mooraha U

Aug 7, 2016

By Ankita C

Oct 19, 2020

By Adam K

Aug 28, 2019

By Cole F

Aug 12, 2017

By Vierah H

Mar 29, 2018

By Luis R M

May 14, 2020

By Wanqing P

Jun 8, 2019

By James M

Aug 17, 2016

By Joe B

Jul 28, 2019

By Ishmamul H

May 10, 2020

By Deleted A

Aug 7, 2016

By Claudia B

Jul 15, 2020

By Jenevra W

Apr 28, 2019

By Abhijeet A J

Apr 17, 2020

By Soumya K

Jun 19, 2022

By Kasturi V G

Jul 19, 2021

By Leo T

Dec 15, 2019

By Kunjie C

Jan 20, 2017

By Srijita S

Aug 9, 2016

By Molla S

May 14, 2021