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GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook (GIS Tutorial)by David W. Allen
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Updated for ArcGIS Desktop 10, GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook offers hands-on exercises to help GIS users at the intermediate level continue to build problem-solving and analysis skills. Inspired by the ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis book series, GIS Tutorial 2 provides a system for GIS users to develop proficiency in various spatial analysis methods, including location analysis; change over time, location, and value comparisons; geographic distribution; pattern analysis; and cluster identification. Whether used in combination with the ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis books or by itself, GIS Tutorial 2 is the perfect tool for anyone who is ready to take their knowledge of GIS to the next level. A DVD of data for working throung the exercises and a fully functioning 180-day trial version of ArcGIS Desktop 10 software on DVD are included.
Book News Annotation:
This second volume in a three volume set of workbooks in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) focuses on data presentation and spatial analysis. This collection of tutorials, appropriate for the lab section of an undergraduate level GIS course, is based around a sample data set and the ArcGIS software suite included on an accompanying DVD-ROM. Each tutorial provides clear step-by-step instructions, color illustrations and screen shots as well as numerous sidebars and a chapter review. Topics covered include mapping density, illustrating changes in data, geographic distribution and analyzing patterns. Teacher resources are available through an instructor DVD. Allen is a GIS manager for the city of Euless, Texas. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
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.
About the Author
Wilpen L. Gorr is a professor of public policy and management information systems at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches and researches GIS applications.
Kristen S. Kurland holds a joint faculty appointment at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School of Public Policy and Management and Shool of Architecture, where she teaches GIS, CAD, 3D visualization, and computer aided facilities management (CAFM).
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