Author: Michael Law
Publisher: Esri Press
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Getting to Know ArcGIS® for Desktop is a workbook that introduces the principles of GIS via hands-on exercises. Readers are shown how to use ArcGIS for Desktop software tools to display and present maps and data, and then query and analyze the data. The third edition has been reorganized and includes new topics such as exploring online resources and raster data and contains new exercises, data, and learning tools. Known for its broad scope, clarity, and reliability, Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop is equally well-suited for classroom use, independent study, and as a reference. A data DVD for working through the exercises is included with the book, and access to a 180-day trial of ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop is provided.
Author: David W. Allen
Publisher: Esri Press
Release Date: 2011
Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder teaches readers how to develop reusable geoprocessing workflows and run programs as models. Written for intermediate and advanced GIS users, Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder is the first reference book and workbook exclusively for ModelBuilderÖ, a visual programming technology available in ArcGIS« software. Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder presents basic and more complex concepts and demonstrates best practices through hands-on exercises. The book, divided into seven chapters addressing model basics, interactive models, flow of control, the modeling environment, multiple inputs, model iterations, Python« scripting, and building model documentation, fosters a comprehensive knowledge of ModelBuilder. Readers can use the concepts taught in the book to adapt the tools, scripts, and applications in ModelBuilder to their own areas of expertise. Like other books in the Esri Press Getting to Know series, Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder is designed to support students in the classroom as well as self-learners.
The new second edition of Getting to Know Web GIS is a step-by-step workbook on how to build web GIS applications using the latest Esru technology, including smart mapping, AppStudio, ArcGIS Pro and Scene services. As presented in this book, the technologies are easy to apply, current, and holistic.
Author: Paul A. Zandbergen
Publisher: Esri Press
Release Date: 2013
"Python Scripting for ArcGIS is a guide to help experienced users of ArcGIS for Desktop get started with Python scripting. This book teaches how to write Python code that works with spatial data to automate geoprocessing tasks in ArcGIS. Readers can thuslearn the skill set needed to create custom tools. Key topics in this book include Python language fundamentals, automating geoprocessing tasks,exploring and manipulating spatial data, working with geometries and rasters, map scripting, debugging and error handling, creating functions and classes, and creating and sharing script tools"--
The Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Study Guide provides a comprehensive review of the GIS skills and knowledge measured in the ArcGIS Desktop Associate certification exam. In its 24 chapters, the book provides conceptual overviews of the essential tools and workflows you need to know to accomplish a GIS task, hands-on exercises reinforcing your knowledge, and additional resources that allow you to study the topics in more depth.
Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook explains the methods, tools, and processes needed to apply full-scale GIS analysis to a spatially-based problem. This book lets you assume the role of a GIS analyst challenged with finding the best location for a new park along the Los Angeles River in Southern California. The problem is complex: you need vacant land that's close to the river in park-poor urban neighborhoods with lots of families. The book provides the starting data and guidance you need to perform a complete GIS analysis: explore the study area; evaluate the data; build a database; process, edit, and analyze the data; model alternative outcomes; map your findings, and share your results on interactive web maps. Through this process, you develop critical-thinking and geographic problem-solving skills. You also learn to use ArcGIS® 10.1 for Desktop software from Esri®. Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook includes valuable learning materials: Self-paced tutorials. The project is carried out progressively in nine lessons comprising more than thirty exercises. Each exercise has step-by-step instructions, graphics to confirm your results, and explanations of key concepts. ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop software. The book includes access to a 180-day software trial to perform the analysis. The book's DVD includes starting data for the project. An online Understanding GIS web site includes the book's final lesson in PDF format, "GIS TV" videos that walk you through the exercises in real time, exercise results for each lesson, discussion forums, and links to L.A. River content in ArcGIS Online.
Create, analyze, maintain, and share 2D and 3D maps with the powerful tools of ArcGIS Pro About This Book Visualize GIS data in 2D and 3D maps Create GIS projects for quick and easy access to data, maps, and analysis tools A practical guide that helps to import maps, globes, and scenes from ArcMap, ArcScene, or ArcGlobe Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone wishing to learn how ArcGIS Pro can be used to create maps and perform geospatial analysis. It will be especially helpful for those that have used ArcMap and ArcCatalog in the past and are looking to migrate to Esri's newest desktop GIS solution. Though previous GIS experience is not required, you must have a solid foundation using Microsoft Windows. It is also helpful if you understand how to manage folders and files within the Microsoft Windows environment. What You Will Learn Install ArcGIS Pro and assign Licenses to users in your organization Navigate and use the ArcGIS Pro ribbon interface to create maps and perform analysis Create and manage ArcGIS Pro GIS Projects Create 2D and 3D maps to visualize and analyze data Author map layouts using cartographic tools and best practices to show off the results of your analysis and maps Import existing map documents, scenes, and globes into your new ArcGIS Pro projects quickly Create standardized workflows using Tasks Automate analysis and processes using ModelBuilder and Python In Detail ArcGIS Pro is Esri's newest desktop GIS application with powerful tools for visualizing, maintaining, and analyzing data. ArcGIS Pro makes use of the modern ribbon interface and 64-bit processing to increase the speed and efficiency of using GIS. It allows users to create amazing maps in both 2D and 3D quickly and easily. This book will take you from software installation to performing geospatial analysis. It is packed with how-to's for a host of commonly-performed tasks. You will start by learning how to download and install the software including hardware limitations and recommendations. Then you are exposed to the new Ribbon interface and how its smart design can make finding tools easier. After you are exposed to the new interface, you are walked through the steps to create a new GIS Project to provide quick access to project resources. With a project created, you will learn how to construct 2D and 3D maps including how to add layers, adjust symbology, and control labeling. Next you will learn how to access and use analysis tools to help you answer real-world questions. Lastly, you will learn how processes can be automated and standardized in ArcGIS Pro using Tasks, Models, and Python Scripts. This book will provide an invaluable resource for all those seeking to use ArcGIS Pro as their primary GIS application or for those looking to migrate from ArcMap and ArcCatalog. Style and approach This book includes detailed explanations of the GIS functionality and workflows in ArcGIS Pro. These are supported by easy-to-follow exercises that will help you gain an understanding of how to use ArcGIS Pro to perform a range of tasks.
This self-study workbook is a hands-on introduction to geographic information system (GIS) software using the ESRI ArcGIS Desktop products ArcInfo, ArcEditor, and ArcView. The book includes tutorials for its two parts, Getting to Know ArcGIS and Conducting a GIS Project. The first tutorial helps you quickly learn the basics of browsing GIS data and making maps. The second tutorial shows you how to use the ArcGIS Desktop applications together in the context of planning and conducting a GIS analysis project. Most important, you will learn a framework for structuring your own GIS analysis projects. Getting Started with ArcGIS is the first step to using the worlds most advanced GIS software.
Geographic information systems (GIS) use a complex mix of cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology to provide everything from web-based interfaces, such as Bing Maps and Google Maps, to tracking applications for delivery services. With GIS, author Peter Shaw guides you through it all, starting with a detailed examination of the data and processes that constitute the internals of a GIS. He surveys a selection of commercial and open-source software packages, detailing the strengths and weaknesses of each so you can choose one that suits your own GIS development. Shaw even provides instructions for setting up a spatially enabled database and creating a complete .NET GIS application. Complete with downloadable code samples, GIS is the one resource you need to map your world. This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for all those interested in the subject . We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career & Business.
In the five years since the publication of the first edition of A Guide to Effective Map Design, cartography and software have become further intertwined. However, the initial motivation for publishing the first edition is still valid: many GISers enter the field without so much as one hour of design instruction in their formal education. Yet they are then tasked with creating one the most effective, easily recognized communication tools: a map. See What’s New in the Second Edition Projection theory Hexagonal binning Big Data point density maps Scale dependent map design 3D building modeling Digital cartography and its best practices Updated graphics and references Study questions and lab exercises at the end of each chapter In this second edition of a bestseller, author Gretchen Peterson takes a "don’t let the technology get in the way" approach to the presentation, focusing on the elements of good design, what makes a good map, and how to get there, rather than specific software tools. She provides a reference that you can thumb through time and again as you create your maps. Copiously illustrated, the second edition explores novel concepts that kick-start your pursuit of map-making excellence. The book doesn’t just teach you how to design and create maps, it teaches you how to design and create better maps.