Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS

Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS

by Michael Kennedy
     
 

A unique approach to learning and teaching GIS, integrating fundamental concepts with a practical applications workbook

Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS serves as both an easy-to-understand introduction to GIS and a hands-on manual for the ArcGIS 9.1 software. This unique and exciting book is written by a leading author in the

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A unique approach to learning and teaching GIS, integrating fundamental concepts with a practical applications workbook

Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS serves as both an easy-to-understand introduction to GIS and a hands-on manual for the ArcGIS 9.1 software. This unique and exciting book is written by a leading author in the field with thirty years of experience developing successful books on computer software and GPS hardware. Each chapter presents two mutually supporting sections:

  • Overview—a discussion of theory and ideas relating to GIS, laying the groundwork for spatial analysis
  • Step-by-Step—instructions on how to use ArcGIS software. There are sixty exercises and nine review exercises throughout the book, covering most of the topics students need to gain GIS jobs or continue work in GIS or GIScience

Complete with a CD-ROM containing data for working out all of the exercises, Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS features:

  • A wealth of project-oriented exercises that offers readers a practical approach to learning skills
  • An innovative Fast Facts approach that encourages readers to create their own reference manuals as they learn by working through the exercises
  • A step-by-step workbook that walks readers through setting up their first projects, adding data, performing analyses, and generating maps and reports

Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS is easy to read, informative, and entertaining, as it serves to present both the theory behind and the practical applications of GIS.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book serves both as a general introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) and as a manual for a variety of functions of the ArcGIS Desktop applications. The exercises are full of useful, valuable hints and tricks that are not always found in other manuals and handbooks." (The Professional Geographer, May 2008)

"This practical step-by-step approach is actually very successful… I can recommend this book as an excellent reference…"  (Journal Of Sedimentary Research, May 2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471792291
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/04/2006
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Kennedy, AICP, is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Association of American Geographers. He is the author of several books on computer programming and the successful textbook The Global Positioning System and GIS, Second Edition.

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