The GIS 20: Essential Skills / Edition 2

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Overview

The GIS 20 is a no-nonsense workbook that demonstrates how to perform twenty essential GIS skills as indicated by 500 GIS practitioners. Written for professionals with no time for classroom training, this book can be treated as a weekly self-assignment or an as-needed reference. Each chapter offers a handy checklist of basic functions and steps covered in the text, as well as executive level summaries of how the functions are commonly applied for different types of analysis. If you are a GIS beginner, The GIS 20: Essential Skills is your best friend.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589483224
  • Publisher: ESRI Press
  • Publication date: 8/29/2013
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 165
  • Sales rank: 204,661
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gina Clemmer is the president of New Urban Research, Inc., a research and training company in Portland, Oregon. She has spent the better part of the last decade training thousands of new GIS users across the country. The company’s most popular workshop, Mapping Your Community: An Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis, has been taken by more than 15,000 working professionals. Clemmer holds a masters degree in urban planning from the University of Iowa. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband.

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Table of Contents

Getting started
Setting up the Desktop
The Help Menu
Language
Incredibly useful tips
 
The Basics
Chapter 1: Creating a reference map (working with layers, symbology, labels, layouts, saving)
Chapter 2: Creating good layouts (color, font, page flow, legends, sources)
Chapter 3: Projections
 
Working with data
Chapter 4: Preparing data for ArcMap (preparing Excel® files, working with Census data)
Chapter 5: Attribute tables (adding/deleting columns, editing values, calculations, statistics, summarizing)
Chapter 6: Joining data and maps
 
Showing data on a map
Chapter 7: Creating a thematic map (thematic mapping, constructing a legend, color shading)
Chapter 8: Creating a categorical map (categorical mapping of polygons and points)
 
Displaying points on a map
Chapter 9: GPS point mapping (GPS points, gps devices)
Chapter 10: Address mapping
 
Editing
Chapter 11: Editing Boundaries (changing physical boundaries, merging multiple geographies in to one, merging multiple shapefiles in to one, clipping, custom selections)
Chapter 12: Joining Boundaries (spatial joining)
 
Aerial photography and digitizing
Chapter 13: Aerial Photography
Chapter 14: Digitizing a Paper Map (making a digital image, drawing polygon and line boundaries by hand)
 
Analysis
Chapter 15: Attribute Queries
Chapter 16: Location Queries
Chapter 17: Calculating Distances (calculating distance among many points)
Chapter 18: Creating Buffers
 
Publishing maps and organization
Chapter 19: Publishing maps (getting maps into Google Earth®, Google Maps, in to HTML format, PDF®, Map Book)
Chapter 20: File Organization (file types, geodatabases, ArcCatalog)
 
Additional resources
Appendix 1: Where to get shapefiles
Appendix 2: How to download Census data

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