The GIS 20: Essential Skills

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Overview

The GIS 20: Essential Skills presents step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and practical tips on how to perform the top twenty skills needed to successfully use a geographic information system (GIS). These skills include finding and editing data, querying GIS maps, creating reports, and sharing and publishing your maps. The second edition offers nine bonus topics to further advance your skills, exercise data on the accompanying DVD, and ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop software (180-day use) to work through the exercises.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589482562
  • Publisher: Esri Press
  • Publication date: 8/30/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 156
  • Sales rank: 611,986
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gina Clemmer, president of the research and training company New Urban Research, Inc., has trained thousands of new GIS users from across the United States. Clemmer holds a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Iowa.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1:  Downloading shapefiles and using essential ArcMap tools
Chapter 2:  Creating basic maps and layouts
Chapter 3:  Projecting shapefiles
Chapter 4:  Preparing data for ArcMap
Chapter 5:  Joining data to maps
Chapter 6:  Creating thematic maps
Chapter 7:  Working with data tables
Chapter 8:  Address mapping
Chapter 9:  Creating a categorical map
Chapter 10: GPS point mapping
Chapter 11: Editing
Chapter 12: Creating attribute queries
Chapter 13: Creating location queries
Chapter 14: Using geoprocessing tools
Chapter 15: Creating geodatabases
Chapter 16: Joining boundaries
Chapter 17: Working with aerial photography
Chapter 18: Creating reports
Chapter 19: Sharing work
Chapter 20: Publishing maps
About bonus exercises
Bonus 1:  Understanding common file types
Bonus 2:  Advanced labeling
Bonus 3:  Creating custom symbology
Bonus 4:  Exporting to KML format
Bonus 5:  Esri Maps for Microsoft Office
Bonus 6:  Metadata
Bonus 7:  Working with multiple data frames
Bonus 8:  Enabling time
Bonus 9:  Creating map books

A note to the reader
Data and image source credits
Data license agreement
Index

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