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ESRI Publishes GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9, Second Edition

Redlands, Calif.-A new workbook published by ESRI Press teaches basic to complex aspects of using geographic information system (GIS) technology, providing lessons in everything from creating maps to using models for advanced analysis.

The second edition of GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9 provides updated exercises for ArcView 9.2 and will help both beginners and experienced users become better versed in GIS software functionality.

Fundamentals such as adding layers to a map, zooming and panning, measuring distances, and labeling map features are presented. The book also offers more advanced lessons in creating pin maps, building a personal geodatabase, geocoding data, and conducting spatial analysis.

Instructors and students can easily adapt the step-by-step exercise format to their teaching or learning experience. The workbook works well in either a classroom or self-study setting.

Authors Wilpen L. Gorr and Kristen S. Kurland incorporated three proven learning methods to help users retain new software skills and to encourage critical thinking and problem solving:

  • Scripted exercises use detailed step-by-step instructions and graphics to expose students to specific ArcGIS tools and GIS workflows.
  • “Your Turn” exercises ask students to perform specific GIS tasks without step-by-step instructions.
  • Exercise assignments pose real-world problems that students learn to solve on their own using ArcGIS.

    The book includes a 180-day trial version of ArcView 9.2 software on DVD and a data CD for working through the tutorials. Instructor resources, including Microsoft PowerPoint lecture slides and solutions for the exercise assignments, are also available to teachers using this book at

    GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9, Second Edition (ISBN: 978-1-58948-178-7, 374 pages, $69.95) is available at online retailers worldwide, at, or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, contact your local ESRI distributor. Visit for a current distributor list. Interested retailers can contact ESRI Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

    About ESRI Press

    ESRI Press publishes books on GIS, cartography, and the application of spatial analysis to many areas of public and private endeavor including land-use planning, health care, education, business, government, and science. The complete selection of GIS titles from ESRI Press can be found on the Web at

    About ESRI

    Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at

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