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Getting to Know Arcgis for Desktop (Getting to Know)


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Getting to Know ArcGIS® for Desktop is a workbook that introduces the principles of GIS via hands-on exercises. Readers are shown how to use ArcGIS for Desktop software tools to display and present maps and data, and then query and analyze the data. The third edition has been reorganized and includes new topics such as exploring online resources and raster data and contains new exercises, data, and learning tools.  

Known for its broad scope, clarity, and reliability, Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop is equally well-suited for classroom use, independent study, and as a reference. A data DVD for working through the exercises is included with the book, and access to a 180-day trial of ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop is provided.

About the Author

Michael Law: Toronto, Canada; Amy Collins: Northern California

Table of Contents

Part 1  Getting to know GIS

Chapter 1   Introducing GIS

Chapter 2   Introducing ArcGIS

Part 2  Getting started with maps and data

Chapter 3   Interacting with maps; Displaying map data; Navigating a map; Using basic tools;  Looking at feature attributes

Chapter 4   Interacting with data; Browsing through map data; Adding data to a map; Working with map layers

Chapter 5   Exploring online resources; Creating a web map; Browsing through groups; Merging online and local layers

Part 3  Displaying and presenting data

Chapter 6   Working with coordinate systems and projections; Examining coordinate systems; Projecting data; Defining a map projection

Chapter 7   Symbolizing features; Creating custom symbology; Symbolizing features by categorical attributes; Using styles and creating layer files; Symbolizing rasters

Chapter 8   Classifying features; Classifying features by standard methods; Mapping density; Using graduated and chart symbols

Chapter  9   Labeling features; Using dynamic labels; Setting rules for label placement; Creating graphic labels; Converting dynamic labels to annotation

Chapter 10   Making maps for presentation; Creating a layout; Adding titles and additional text; Adding standard map elements; Adding final touches and setting print options

Part 4  Creating and editing data

Chapter 11   Building geodatabases; Creating a geodatabase; Creating feature classes; Adding fields and domains

Chapter 12   Creating features; Drawing features; Using feature construction tools

Chapter 13   Editing features and attributes ; Deleting and modifying features; Splitting and merging features; Editing feature attribute values

Chapter 14   Geocoding addresses; Creating an address locator; Matching addresses; Rematching addresses

Part 5  Getting information about features  

Chapter 15   Querying data; Getting information about features; Selecting features by attribute; Creating reports

Chapter 16   Joining and relating data; Joining data by attribute; Relating data; Joining data by location

Part 6  Analyzing feature relationships

Chapter 17   Selecting features by location; Using location queries; Combining attribute and location queries

Chapter 18   Preparing data for analysis; Dissolving features; Clipping layers; Exporting data; Running tools in a model

Chapter 19   Analyzing spatial data; Buffering features; Overlaying data; Calculating attribute values; Creating graphs

Chapter 20   Analyzing raster data; Creating raster surfaces; Combining raster surfaces

Appendix A    Data license agreement

Appendix B    Installing the software and data



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Law, Michael
Esri Press
Collins, Amy
Remote Sensing
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Edition Description:
Third Edition
Getting to Know
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9 x 7.5 in

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