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Getting to Know Arcgis Desktop (Getting to Know)by Tim Ormsby
Synopses & Reviews
Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop introduces principles of GIS as it teaches the mechanics of using ESRI’s leading technology. Key concepts are combined with detailed illustrations and step-by-step exercises to acquaint readers with the building blocks of ArcGIS® Desktop including ArcMap™, for displaying and querying maps, ArcCatalog™, for organizing geographic data, and ModelBuilder™, for diagramming and processing solutions to complex spatial analysis problems. Its broad scope, simple style, and practical orientation make this book an ideal classroom text and an excellent resource for those learning GIS on their own. A data CD for working through the exercises and a fully functioning 180-day trial ArcGIS® Desktop 10 software is included.
ArcView is the world's most widely used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. Version 8 is the most significant upgrade to ArcView since its inception--it has been completely redesigned and engineered to be an easy-to-use, fast, modern, and powerful GIS, and requires a new guidebook for all users. Topics covered include organizing data, planning a GIS project, creating derived data, and presenting results.
Includes a 180-day fully functioning copy of the software on CD-ROM
For Windows 2000/NT only
Updated for ArcGIS Desktop 10, GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook provides effective GIS training in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format. By combining ArcGIS tutorials with self-study exercises intended to gradually build upon basic skills, the GIS Tutorial 1 is fully adaptable to individual needs, as well as the classroom setting. The tutorial demonstrates a range of GIS functionality, from creating maps and collecting data to using geoprocessing tools and models as well as ArcGIS 3D Analyst and ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extensions for further analysis. GIS Tutorial 1 includes a data CD for working through the exercises and fully functioning 180-day trial DVD of ArcGIS Desktop10 software, making it the smart choice for GIS beginners.
About the Author
Tim Ormsby, Eileen Napoleon, Robert Burke, Carolyn Groessl, and Laura Feaster are all technical writers at ESRI Press and authors of "Getting to Know ArcView GIS" and "Extending ArcView GIS," They live in Redlands, California.
After receiving her master's degree in geography, Eileen J. Napoleon went to work as a geographer, first for the U.S. Forest Service, and later for ESRI, where she has worked in GIS education for the last 15 years.
Burke is an ESRI instructors.
Carolyn Groessl was a technical writer for ESRI Press.
Laura Bowden is co-author of Community Geography: GIS in Action.
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