Newcomers to GIS and advanced users of ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop software will appreciate this edition, updated for the new ArcGIS 9.3 release by authors Wilpen L. Gorr and Kristen S. Kurland. Besides teaching fundamentals, such as how to build maps using GIS data, exercises will also walk readers through the process of how to create geodatabases and import the data. In other lessons, students will learn to
- Explore the basic data types within a GIS and use the Internet to gather GIS data.
- Manage a spatial data edit session, digitize vector data, and transform the data to match real-world coordinates.
- Map address data as points through a process called address geocoding.
- Perform spatial analysis using geoprocessing tools and analysis workflow models.
A DVD with a 180-day trial of ArcView 9.3, along with a CD of data for use with the tutorials, comes with the book. Teacher resources and updates related to the book will be available at www.esri.com/esripress/GISTutorial.
GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9, Third Edition (ISBN: 978-1-58948-205-0, 456 pages, $79.95), is available at online retailers worldwide, at www.esri.com/esripress, or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, visit www.esri.com/esripressorders for complete ordering options or contact your local ESRI distributor. For a current distributor list, visit www.esri.com/distributors. Interested retailers can contact ESRI Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.