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.
Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop introduces principles of GIS as it teaches the mechanics of using ESRI’s leading technology. Key concepts are combined with detailed illustrations and step-by-step exercises to acquaint readers with the building blocks of ArcGIS Desktop including ArcMap, for displaying and querying maps, ArcCatalog, for organizing geographic data, and ModelBuilder, for diagramming and processing solutions to complex spatial analysis problems. Its broad scope, simple style, and practical orientation make this book an ideal classroom text and an excellent resource for those learning GIS on their own. A data CD for working through the exercises and a fully functioning 180-day trial DVD ArcGIS Desktop 10 software is included.
Developed for members of the humanitarian relief community, GIS Tutorial for Humanitarian Assistance
moves you from the role of casual observer to involved investigator as you learn to apply analysis skills in GIS to real-world problems around the globe. Following the standard tutorial format, exercises in this book demonstrate the GIS knowledge you need to effectively manage the provision of humanitarian assistance before, during, and after a disaster. A fully functioning 180-day trial version of ArcEditor 9.3.1 software on DVD and a CD of data for working through the exercises are included.
Updated for ArcGIS Desktop 10, GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook provides effective GIS training in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format. By combining ArcGIS tutorials with self-study exercises intended to gradually build upon basic skills, the GIS Tutorial 1 is fully adaptable to individual needs, as well as the classroom setting. The tutorial demonstrates a range of GIS functionality, from creating maps and collecting data to using geoprocessing tools and models as well as ArcGIS 3D Analyst and ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extensions for further analysis. GIS Tutorial 1 includes a data CD for working through the exercises and fully functioning 180-day trial DVD of ArcGIS Desktop10 software, making it the smart choice for GIS beginners.
About the Author
Tim Ormsby, Eileen Napoleon, Robert Burke, Carolyn Groessl, and Laura Feaster are all technical writers at ESRI Press and authors of "Getting to Know ArcView GIS" and "Extending ArcView GIS," They live in Redlands, California.
After receiving her master's degree in geography, Eileen J. Napoleon went to work as a geographer, first for the U.S. Forest Service, and later for ESRI, where she has worked in GIS education for the last 15 years.Burke is an ESRI instructors.Carolyn Groessl was a technical writer for ESRI Press.Laura Bowden is co-author of Community Geography: GIS in Action.