Synopses & Reviews
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. '
Backed by the collective knowledge and experience of the world's leading Geographic Information Systems (GIS) company, the concepts and methods presented in this volume will allow users to unleash the full analytic power of their GIS. The most commonly used spatial statistical tools are described in detail along with their applications in a range of disciplines, from crime analysis to habitat conservation. GIS users will learn how features are distributed, how to analyze the pattern created by the features, and how to determine the relationships between them. Four general statistical concepts are discussed, including testing statistical significance, defining spatial neighborhoods and weights, and using statistics with spatial data. Advice on determining which statistical tool to use in a given situation is also provided.
The most commonly used spatial statistical tools are described in detail along with their applications in a range of disciplines, from crime analysis to habitat conservation. GIS users will learn how features are distributed, how to analyze the pattern created by the features, and how to determine the relationships between them.
About the Author
' David W. Allen, GISP, has more than twenty-five years of experience with GIS and digital mapping in the private and municipal sectors. As GIS manager for the City of Euless, Texas, Allen designs data structures and custom applications from scratch. He also serves as program coordinator for GIS at Tarrant County College in Arlington, Texas, where he helped found one of the first GIS degree programs in the state and helped to establish a state standard for GIS degree programs. '