Synopses & Reviews
GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook is a top selling introductory text for learning ArcGIS for Desktop. This workbook presents a range of GIS tools and functionality, from querying interactive maps to collecting data and running geoprocessing tools. Its detailed exercises, ""Your Turn"" sections, and homework assignments can be adapted to learning GIS in a classroom or for independent study. Also included is an authorization code to download a 180-day trial version of ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 software and a DVD with data for working through the exercises. Instructor resources are available.
Wilpen L. Gorr is a professor of public policy and management information systems at the School of Public Policy and Management, H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches and researches GIS applications. He is also chairman of the schools Master of Science in Public Policy and Management degree program.
Kristen S. Kurland is a professor of architecture, information systems, and public policy at Carnegie Mellon Universitys H. John Heinz III College and School of Architecture, where she teaches GIS, BIM, CAD, 3D visualization, and infrastructure management. Her research includes spatial analysis of health issues.
GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook is a top-selling introductory text for learning ArcGIS® for Desktop. This workbook presents GIS tools and functionality, including querying interactive maps, collecting data, and running geoprocessing tools. Its detailed exercises, "Your Turn" sections, and homework assignments can be adapted to learning GIS in a classroom or for independent study. Also included is access to a 180-day trial of ArcGIS® 10.1 for Desktop Advanced software and a DVD with data for working through the exercises. Instructor resources are available.
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).
Table of Contents
Part I Using and Making Maps
Chapter 1: Introduction; Open and save a map document; Work with map layers; Navigating in a map document Measuring distances; Working with feature attributes; Selecting features; Changing selection options; Work with attribute tables; Label features
Chapter 2: Map Design; Create point, line, and choropleth maps for qualitative attributes; Create point and choropleth maps for quantitative attributes ; Create density, normalized, dot density, and fishnet maps; Create custom numeric scales for maps; Create group layers
Chapter 3: GIS Outputs; Create interactive GIS with threshold scales, hyperlinks, and map tips; Build a map layout with one map; Build a map layout with two maps; Add a report to a layout; Add a graph to a layout; Create multiple output pages; Create time map animations; Publish maps on ArcGIS Online
Part II Working with Spatial Data
Chapter 4: File Geodatabases; Build a file geodatabase; Use ArcCatalog utilities; Modify an attribute table; Join tables; Create centroid coordinates in a table; Aggregate data
Chapter 5: Spatial Data; Examine metadata; Work with map projections; Learn about vector data formats; Explore sources of vector maps; Download and process tabular data; Explore sources of raster maps
Chapter 6: Geoprocessing; Use data queries to extract features; Clip features; Dissolve features; Merge features; Intersect layers; Union layers; Automate geoprocessing with ModelBuilder
Chapter 7: Digitizing; Digitize polygon features; Use advanced edit tools; Digitize point features; Digitize line features; Spatially adjust features
Chapter 8: Geocoding; Geocode data by ZIP Code; Geocode data by street address; Correct source addresses using interactive rematch; Correct street reference layer addresses ; Use an alias table
Part III Analyzing Spatial Data
Chapter 9: Spatial Analysis; Buffer points for proximity analysis; Use multiple ring buffers for service demand estimation ; Conduct a site suitability analysis using buffers and intersection; Conduct a site suitability analysis using multiple criteria; Use ModelBuilder for apportioning data
Chapter 10: ArcGIS 3D Analyst; Create 3D scenes; Create a TIN from contours; Drape features onto a TIN; Navigate through scenes; Create a fly through animation; Add 3D Effects; Edit 3D objects; Perform a line-of-sight analysis; Explore ArcGlobe web service
Chapter 11: ArcGIS Spatial Analyst; Process raster map layers; Create a hillshade raster layer; Make a kernel density map; Extract raster value points; Conduct a raster-based site suitability study; Use ModelBuilder for a risk index