Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS: A Workbook, Second Edition

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Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS: A Workbook, second edition, provides scenario-based lessons that develop GIS skills and critical thinking. Students will use organized workflows, spatial analysis, and visualization to make decisions rooted in real-world issues about crime, hazards, hurricanes, demographics, and urban planning. Designed for a college curriculum, Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS: A Workbook develops GIS skills using step-by-step instructions, guided activities that reinforce learned concepts, ...

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Overview

Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS: A Workbook, second edition, provides scenario-based lessons that develop GIS skills and critical thinking. Students will use organized workflows, spatial analysis, and visualization to make decisions rooted in real-world issues about crime, hazards, hurricanes, demographics, and urban planning. Designed for a college curriculum, Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS: A Workbook develops GIS skills using step-by-step instructions, guided activities that reinforce learned concepts, and independent projects that encourage students to find local data and situations. The first edition was part of the Our World GIS Education series published by Esri Press, which won the 2008 Geographic Excellence in Media award from the National Council for Geographic Education.

Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS: A Workbook includes data for the exercises. A 180-day trial of ArcGIS Desktop 10 and in-depth instructor resources are also provided.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589482807
  • Publisher: ESRI Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 387,578
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Workflow
Hazardous emergency decisions
Project 1: An explosive situation in Springfield, Virginia
Project 2: Skirting the spill in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Project 3: On your own
Demographic decisions
Project 1: For richer or poorer in Chicago
Project 2: Determining diversity in Washington, D.C.
Project 3: On your own
Law enforcement decisions
Project 1: Taking a bite out of Houston’s crime
Project 2: Logging Lincoln’s police activity
Project 3: On your own
Hurricane damage decisions
Project 1: Coastal flooding from Hurricane Katrina
Project 2: Hurricane Wilma storm surge
Project 3: On your own
Urban planning decisions
Project 1: Where to grow in San Diego
Project 2: Analyzing urban sprawl in Seattle
Project 3: On your own
Photo credits
Data sources
Data license agreement
Installing the data and resources
Installing and registering the trial software

 

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    Easy to follow

    I really like the easy-to-follow step by step exercises as it really helps me understand my GIS system

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