Synopses & Reviews
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.
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