Understanding GIS An ArcGIS Project Workbook

ISBN-10: 1589483464

ISBN-13: 9781589483460

Edition: 2nd 2013

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Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook explains the methods and tools needed to apply GIS analysis to a spatial problem by finding the best location for a new park along the Los Angeles River in Southern California. Through this process, readers develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and learn to use ArcGIS® 10.1 for Desktop software from Esri®. Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook includes valuable learning materials:—Self-paced tutorials. The project is carried out progressively in nine lessons comprising more than thirty exercises. Each exercise has step-by-step instructions, graphics to confirm your results, and explanations of key concepts.ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop software.—The book includes access to ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop software (180-day use) to perform the analysis. The book’s DVD includes project data.—An online Understanding GIS Resource Center includes the book’s final lesson in PDF format, “GIS TV” videos that walk you through the exercises in real time, exercise results for each lesson, and more.
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: ESRI, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 362
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

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.

  Christian Harder is a writer at Esri and author of a number of case study books on GIS.   Tim Ormsby is a technical writer at Esri and has created and contributed to ArcGIS training courses for both the classroom and online learning. Ormsby coauthored Esri Press's best-selling workbookGetting to Know ArcGIS Desktop(Esri Press 2010).   Thomas Balstroslash;m is the coauthor of the Danish-languageBook of GIS and Geodata. He worked for two decades as an associate professor in GIS and physical geography at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and is now a freelance GIS consultant.

Foreword
Preface
What's new in the second edition?
Frame the problem and explore the study area
Frame the problem
Explore the study area
Do exploratory data analysis
Preview data
List the data requirements
Examine data
Reframe the problem statement
Choose the data
Choose datasets
Choose a coordinate system
Build the database
Create a geodatabase
Project a feature class
Convert feature classes
Prepare the city and county data
Prepare the river data
Prepare the park data
Prepare the block group data
Prepare the parcel data
Edit data
Edit a feature
Create a new park feature
Conduct the analysis
Establish proximity zones
Apply demographic constraints
Select suitable parcels
Clean up the map and geodatabase
Evaluate results
Automate the analysis
Set up the model t
Build the model (Part I)
Build the model (Part 2)
Run the model as a tool
Document and share the model
Present analysis results
Create the main map
Place inset maps and graphs
Finish the map
Share results online
Analysis issues
Data and photo credits and data license agreement
Index
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