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Getting to Know ArcGIS Modelbuilder [With CDROM] (Getting to Know)


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Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder teaches readers how to develop and run reusable geoprocessing workflows and models in ModelBuilder, a visual programming technology available in ArcGIS. Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder presents basic and more complex concepts and demonstrates best practices through hands-on exercises. Divided into seven chapters addressing model basics interactive models, flow control, multiple inputs, model iterations, model environment, and building documentation, this book fosters a comprehensive knowledge of ModelBuilder for the classroom and forself-learners. All the data needed for the exercises, as well as examples of models, Python scripts, and custom applications are included in a companion DVD.

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In a reference/workbook for users of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Allen (GIS manager, City of Euless, Texas; Tarrant County College) introduces the ArcGIS ModelBuilder interface in ArcGIS 10 for simplifying the workflow in modeling projects. Following an overview of the purpose and components of models, he guides readers through the process of setting up interactive models. Exercises cover all steps from defining model parameters and working within the modeling, through model documentation. Modeling scenarios offer additional practice. The companion DVD contains the data needed for completing the exercises, examples of models, Python scripts, and custom applications. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

David W. Allen is the GIS manager for the City of Euless, Texas. He has taught at Tarrant County College since 1999, where he helped found one of the first GIS degree programs in Texas and establish a state standard for GIS degree programs. He is the author of GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook (Esri Press, 2010) and the co-author of GIS Tutorial 3: Advanced Workbook (Esri Press, 2010).


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Learning Model Basics

Chapter 2 – Setting Up Interactive Models


Chapter 3 – Establishing Flow of Control


Chapter 4 – Working within the Model Environment


Chapter 5 – Using Multiple Inputs


Chapter 6 – Using Model Iterations


Chapter 7 – Building Model Documentation


Appendix A – Model Challenges


Appendix B – Data Source Credits


Appendix C – Data License Agreement


Appendix D – Installing the Data


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