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The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1: Geographic Patterns and Relationships

The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1: Geographic Patterns and Relationships

by Andy Mitchell

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Overview

Do more with your GIS and understand the foundation of spatial analysis: geographic patterns and relationships.

A geographic information system (GIS) enables so much more than mapping. A GIS inherently enables spatial analysis that can give you a better understanding of your geographic data. GIS analysis reveals answers to questions like:

  • Where is it?
  • Where’s the most and least?
  • How much is where?
  • What’s inside?
  • What’s nearby?
  • What’s changed?

But how do you get started? The second edition of  The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1 shows you how and more.

With easier to read maps and text, The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1, second edition, dives beneath the surface of mapping, beyond displaying data to using it to reveal geographic insights. Learn the basic concepts of spatial analysis and GIS. Build on that understanding with essential map-building skills to unveil and display patterns and relationships. The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1, second edition, also includes a guide to online lessons that reinforce the concepts and demonstrate GIS application.

Written for both new and experienced GIS users using an easy to follow format, the second edition of The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1 helps you build a foundation of the basic tasks needed to handle a wide range of analysis applications and prepares you for more advanced GIS skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589485792
Publisher: Esri Press
Publication date: 05/26/2020
Series: Esri Guide to GIS Analysis Series , #1
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Andy Mitchell is a technical writer with more than 30 years’ experience in GIS. He is the author or co-author of several books, including The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis series and Zeroing In: Geographic Information Systems at Work in the Community .

Table of Contents

Introducing GIS analysis

What is GIS analysis?

Understanding geographic features

Understanding geographic attributes

Mapping where things are

Why map where things are?

Deciding what to map

Preparing your data

Making your map

Analyzing geographic patterns

Mapping the most and least

Why map the most and least?

What do you need to map?

Understanding quantities

Creating classes

Making a map

Looking for patterns

Mapping density

Why map density?

Deciding what to map

Two ways of mapping density

Mapping density for defined areas

Creating a density surface

Finding what's inside

Why map what's inside?

Defining your analysis

Three ways of finding what's inside

Drawing areas and features

Selecting features inside an area

Overlaying areas and features

Finding what's nearby

Why map what's nearby?

Defining your analysis

Three ways of finding what's nearby

Using straight-line distance

Measuring distance or cost over a network

Calculating cost over a geographic surface

Mapping change

Why map change?

Defining your analysis

Three ways of mapping change

Creating a time series

Creating a tracking map

Measuring and mapping change

Where to get more information

Index