Synopses & Reviews
Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS: A Workbook, second edition, provides scenario-based lessons that develop GIS skills and critical thinking. Students will use organized workflows, spatial analysis, and visualization to make decisions rooted in real-world issues about crime, hazards, hurricanes, demographics, and urban planning. Designed for a college curriculum, Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS: A Workbook develops GIS skills using step-by-step instructions, guided activities that reinforce learned concepts, and independent projects that encourage students to find local data and situations. The first edition was part of the Our World GIS Education series published by Esri Press, which won the 2008 Geographic Excellence in Media award from the National Council for Geographic Education.
Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS: A Workbook includes data for the exercises. A 180-day trial of ArcGIS Desktop 10 and in-depth instructor resources are also provided.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Workflow Hazardous emergency decisions Project 1: An explosive situation in Springfield, Virginia Project 2: Skirting the spill in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Project 3: On your own Demographic decisions Project 1: For richer or poorer in Chicago Project 2: Determining diversity in Washington, D.C. Project 3: On your own Law enforcement decisions Project 1: Taking a bite out of Houstons crime Project 2: Logging Lincolns police activity Project 3: On your own Hurricane damage decisions Project 1: Coastal flooding from Hurricane Katrina Project 2: Hurricane Wilma storm surge Project 3: On your own Urban planning decisions Project 1: Where to grow in San Diego Project 2: Analyzing urban sprawl in Seattle Project 3: On your own Photo credits Data sources Data license agreement Installing the data and resources Installing and registering the trial software