Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS: A by Michael D. Kennedy, Michael F. Goodchild, Jack Dangermond PDF

By Michael D. Kennedy, Michael F. Goodchild, Jack Dangermond

An built-in process that mixes crucial GIS history with a realistic workbook on making use of the rules in ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1

Introducing Geographic details platforms with ArcGISintegrates a vast advent to GIS with a software-specific workbook for Esri's ArcGIS. the place such a lot classes make do utilizing separate texts, one protecting GIS and one other the software program, this publication permits scholars and teachers to exploit a unmarried textual content with an built-in procedure masking either in a single quantity with a standard vocabulary and educational style.

This revised version specializes in the newest software program updates—ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1. as well as its already profitable assurance, the booklet permits scholars to event publishing maps on the net via new routines, and introduces the belief of programming within the language Esri has selected for purposes (i.e., Python). A DVD is packaged with the booklet, as in past versions, containing info for understanding the entire exercises.

This entire, common coursebook:
Is up to date for the newest ArcGIS releases—ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1
Introduces the crucial innovations of GIS and subject matters had to comprehend spatial info analysis
Provides a substantial skill to function vital instruments in ArcGIS
Demonstrates new features of ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1
Provides a foundation for the complicated examine of GIS and the learn of the newly rising box of GIScience

Introducing Geographic info structures with ArcGIS, 3rd version is the best advisor for undergraduate scholars taking classes comparable to advent to GIS, basics of GIS, and advent to ArcGIS machine. it's also a major consultant for execs trying to replace their abilities for ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1.

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Jim Harper and Amy Zarkos of John Wiley and Sons, who facilitated the editing process in spite of the author舗s frequent lack of organization and tardiness. Richard Peal of Publishers舗 Design and Production Services, Inc. in Sagamore Beach, MA, who looked after the figures, again against complications created by the author. Teaching assistants Chris Blackden and Amber Ruyter worked through the exercises and helped both students and me over rough spots. Scores of students at UK had early drafts of the text inflicted on them.

She is a remarkably good editor, and her detailed knowledge of ArcGIS was invaluable. Much appreciation is owed to staff and teaching assistants at the University of Kentucky: Chris Blackden, Sarah McCormack, Amanda Corder, Priyanka Ghosh, and Tim Guenther Thanks also go to several people who taught with previous editions of the text in their classes and provided feedback: Brad Baldwin, Lee De Cola, James W. Craine, Charla Gaskins, Richard A. Lent, Mark MacKenzie, Jack Mills, Emmanuel U. Nzewi, Thomas Orf, Jim Pimpernell, Brian Scully, Anne Stearns, Fred Sunderman, Raymond Tubby, and Christopher Urban.

The function of GIS software is to make a computer think it舗s a map舒a map with characteristics that let the user analyze it, display its elements in a variety of ways, and use it for decision making. This text is oriented more toward preparing the student for doing analysis with GIS, rather than display, mapping, or standard data processing. Contents of Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS Part I: Basic Concepts of GIS Chapter 1: Some Concepts that Underpin GIS (and introduction to ArcCatalog) Chapter 2: Characteristics and Examples of Spatial Data (and introduction to ArcMap) Chapter 3: Products of a GIS: Maps and Other Information Chapter 4: Structures for Storing Geographic Data (and introduction to ArcToolbox and Workstation) Chapter 5: Geographic and Attribute Data: Selection, Input, and Editing (and introduction to ArcScene and ArcGlobe) Part II: Spatial Analysis and Synthesis with GIS Chapter 6: Analysis of GIS Data by Simple Examination Chapter 7: Creating Spatial Data Sets Based on Proximity, Overlay, and Attributes Chapter 8: Spatial Analysis Based on Raster Data Processing (and introduction to Spatial Analyst) Chapter 9: Other Dimensions, Other Tools, Other Solutions (and introductions to 3-D Analyst, Historical Data, Address Geocoding, Network Analyst, and Linear Referencing) In my view, the pedagogical theme of a first course should be breadth, with depth in vital areas.

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