GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook / Edition 2

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Updated for ArcGIS Desktop 10, GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook offers hands-on exercises to help GIS users at the intermediate level continue to build problem-solving and analysis skills. Inspired by the ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis book series, GIS Tutorial 2 provides a system for GIS users to develop proficiency in various spatial analysis methods, including location analysis; change over time, location, and value comparisons; geographic distribution; pattern analysis; and cluster identification. Whether used in combination with the ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis books or by itself, GIS Tutorial 2 is the perfect tool for anyone who is ready to take their knowledge of GIS to the next level. A DVD of data for working throung the exercises and a fully functioning 180-day trial version of ArcGIS Desktop 10 software on DVD are included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589482586
  • Publisher: ESRI Press
  • Publication date: 10/21/2010
  • Series: GIS Tutorial Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition, New edition, for ArcGIS 10
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 450
  • Sales rank: 605,517
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David W. Allen, GISP, has more than twenty-five years of experience with GIS and digital mapping in the private and municipal sectors. As GIS manager for the City of Euless, Texas, Allen designs data structures and custom applications from scratch. He also serves as program coordinator for GIS at Tarrant County College in Arlington, Texas, where he helped found one of the first GIS degree programs in the state and helped to establish a state standard for GIS degree programs.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Mapping where things are; Working with categories; Controlling which values are displayed; Limiting values to display

Chapter 2 Mapping the most and least; Mapping quantities; Choosing classes; Creating a map series; Working with charts

Chapter 3 Mapping density; Density analysis; Dot density maps; Density surface

Chapter 4 Finding what’s inside; Overlay analysis; Finding what’s partially inside

Chapter 5 Finding What’s Nearby; Selecting what’s nearby; Creating buffer features; Clipping features; Buffering values; Multiple near distances; Quantifying nearness; Distance surfaces; Calculating cost along a network; Calculating nearness along a network

Chapter 6 Mapping change; Mapping change in location; Change in location and magnitude; Percent change in value
Chapter 7 Measuring geographic distribution; Calculating centers; Weighted centers; Standard distance; Standard deviational ellipse; Linear directional mean

Chapter 8 Analyzing patterns; Average nearest neighbor; Clustering of values; Multi-distance clustering; Spatial autocorrelation

Chapter 9 Identifying clusters; Cluster and outlier analysis; Hot spot analysis

Appendix A Independent projects
Appendix B Data source credits
Appendix C Data license agreement
Appendix D Installing data and software

Task index

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