GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook / Edition 4

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Updated for ArcGIS Desktop 10, GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook provides effective GIS training in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format. By combining ArcGIS tutorials with self-study exercises intended to gradually build upon basic skills, the GIS Tutorial 1 is fully adaptable to individual needs, as well as the classroom setting. The tutorial demonstrates a range of GIS functionality, from creating maps and collecting data to using geoprocessing tools and models as well as ArcGIS 3D Analyst and ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extensions for further analysis. GIS Tutorial 1 includes a data CD for working through the exercises and fully functioning 180-day trial DVD of ArcGIS Desktop10 software, making it the smart choice for GIS beginners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589482593
  • Publisher: ESRI Press
  • Publication date: 10/21/2010
  • Series: GIS Tutorial Series
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition, New edition, for ArcGIS 10
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 450
  • Sales rank: 178,448
  • Product dimensions: 8.09 (w) x 10.03 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Wilpen L. Gorr is a professor of public policy and management information systems at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches and researches GIS applications.

Kristen S. Kurland holds a joint faculty appointment at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School of Public Policy and Management and School of Architecture, where she teaches GIS, CAD, 3D Visualization, and Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM).

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Table of Contents

Part I Using and Making Maps

Chapter 1: Introduction; Open and save a map document; Work with map layers; Navigating in a map document Measuring distances; Working with feature attributes; Selecting features; Changing selection options; Work with attribute tables; Label features

Chapter 2: Map Design; Create point, line, and choropleth maps for qualitative attributes;  Create point and choropleth maps for quantitative attributes ; Create density, normalized,  dot density, and fishnet maps; Create custom numeric scales for maps; Create group layers

Chapter 3: GIS Outputs; Create interactive GIS with threshold scales, hyperlinks, and map tips; Build a map layout with one map; Build a map layout with two maps; Add a report to a layout; Add a graph to a layout; Create multiple output pages; Create time map animations; Publish maps on ArcGIS Online

Part II Working with Spatial Data Chapter 4: File Geodatabases; Build a file geodatabase; Use ArcCatalog utilities; Modify an attribute table; Join tables; Create centroid coordinates in a table; Aggregate data

Chapter 5: Spatial Data; Examine metadata; Work with map projections; Learn about vector data formats; Explore sources of vector maps; Download and process tabular data; Explore sources of raster maps

Chapter 6: Geoprocessing; Use data queries to extract features; Clip features; Dissolve features; Merge features; Intersect layers; Union layers; Automate geoprocessing with ModelBuilder

Chapter 7: Digitizing; Digitize polygon features; Use advanced edit tools; Digitize point features; Digitize line features; Spatially adjust features

Chapter 8: Geocoding; Geocode data by ZIP Code; Geocode data by street address; Correct source addresses using interactive rematch; Correct street reference layer addresses  ; Use an alias table

Part III Analyzing Spatial Data

Chapter 9: Spatial Analysis; Buffer points for proximity analysis; Use multiple ring buffers for service demand estimation ; Conduct a site suitability analysis using buffers and intersection; Conduct a site suitability analysis using multiple criteria; Use ModelBuilder for apportioning data

Chapter 10: ArcGIS 3D Analyst; Create 3D scenes; Create a TIN from contours; Drape features onto a TIN; Navigate through scenes; Create a fly through animation; Add 3D Effects; Edit 3D objects; Perform a line-of-sight analysis; Explore ArcGlobe web service

Chapter 11: ArcGIS Spatial Analyst; Process raster map layers; Create a hillshade raster layer; Make a kernel density map; Extract raster value points; Conduct a raster-based site suitability study; Use ModelBuilder for a risk index

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