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GIS Tutorial 3: Advanced Workbook (GIS Tutorial)by David W. Allen
Synopses & Reviews
Developed for members of the humanitarian relief community, GIS Tutorial for Humanitarian Assistance moves you from the role of casual observer to involved investigator as you learn to apply analysis skills in GIS to real-world problems around the globe. Following the standard tutorial format, exercises in this book demonstrate the GIS knowledge you need to effectively manage the provision of humanitarian assistance before, during, and after a disaster. A fully functioning 180-day trial version of ArcEditor 9.3.1 software on DVD and a CD of data for working through the exercises are included.
Book News Annotation:
The final volume in a three volume set of tutorials for undergraduate students in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) explores advanced features of the ArcGIS software suite and presents step-by-step instructions for performing complex GIS analysis and presentation tasks. The work is divided into four sections covering the design of a geo database, data management, work-flow optimization and advanced techniques for labeling and symbolizing. Two DVD-ROMs containing software and sample data are included. Access to teaching resources is available through an instructor DVD. Allen is a GIS manager for the city of Euless, Texas and Coffey is the GIS manager for the Tarrant Regional Water District in Fort Worth, Texas. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
GIS Tutorial 3: Advanced Workbook features exercises that demonstrate the advanced functionality of the ArcEditor and ArcInfo licenses of ArcGIS Desktop. This workbook is divided into four sections: geodatabase framework design, data creation and management, workflow optimization, and labeling and symbolizing. A fully functioning 180-day trial DVD of ArcEditor 10 software and a DVD containing data used in the tutorial exercises are included. GIS Tutorial 3 was designed to be used for advanced coursework or individual study.
About the Author
Firoz Verjee is senior research associate at the Institute for Crisis, Disaster & Risk Management at the George Washington University. For more than 16 years he has specialized in the application of remote sensing and GIS, primarily within the fields of disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance. Verjee has provided expert services to the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, the World Bank Group, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance.
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