Getting to Know ArcGIS : Desktop / Edition 2

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Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop" introduces principles of GIS as it teaches the mechanics of using ESRIs leading technology. Key concepts are combined with detailed illustrations and step-by-step exercises to acquaint readers with the building blocks of ArcGIS(R) Desktop including ArcMap(TM), for displaying and querying maps, ArcCatalog(TM), for organizing geographic data, and ModelBuilder(TM), 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 ArcGIS(R) Desktop 10 software is included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589482609
  • Publisher: ESRI Press
  • Publication date: 8/26/2010
  • Series: Getting to Know Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition, for ArcGIS 10
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 185,354
  • Product dimensions: 9.26 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Ormsby works in product development at ESRI.

Eileen Napoleon is an educational specialist at ESRI.

Robert Burke is a senior instructor and technical writer at ESRI.

Carolyn Groessl was a technical writer for ESRI Press.

Laura Bowden currently works in GIS education at ESRI.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2004

    Not good if you're first learning

    This book was basically 21 chapters of exercises that use data given to you on the CD-Rom. It does not help you figure out how to build maps from scratch. It would have been better if it included chapters on where to find data for your map, how to format the data and what types of files you will need to get it all to work with the software. It basically is one big advertisement for the publisher to showcase the depth of their software. If your looking for a book with teeth that can really train you well on building maps from the ground up with this software, this is not the one.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

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    Best ArcGIS Book Around

    This was a great ArcGIS book for someone with 10 years in the industry who took a little bit of time off. The trial copy on the CD plus additional exercises given was a great help with getting reacquianted with the program. Bravo to the ESRI Press for putting together a great product.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2001

    It just keeps getting better.

    This is a very well writter book that teaches ArcView 8.1 with ease. If you know Arcwiew 3.2 it's even easier.

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