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GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Information Systems, Fifth Edition

XanEdu Publishing Inc
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer-based tools for the entry, maintenance, and analysis of spatial data. GIS are critical for effective resource management, and have been applied across a wide range of science, business, and government endeavours.

This book provides an introduction to the theory and application of GIS. It is written for use in an introductory GIS class and as a reference for the GIS practitioner. This fifth edition balances theoretical and applied material, so that students may apply knowledge of GIS in the solution of real-world problems. Improvements over the previous editions are included in each chapter. Topics treated include an introduction to GIS, spatial data models, map projections, data entry, image data, GPS, digital data, database systems in GIS, general spatial analysis, raster analysis, terrain modeling, metadate, standards, and accuracy assessments.
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GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook, 10.3 Edition (GIS Tutorials)

Esri Press
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GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook is a top-selling introductory text for learning ArcGIS 10.3.x for Desktop. The workbook presents GIS tools and functionality, including querying interactive maps, collecting data, and running geoprocessing tools. Incorporating proven teaching methods in detailed exercises, "Your Turn" sections, and homework assignments, this book is suited to learning GIS in a classroom. The latest edition includes a new chapter about analyzing street network data to solve routing and facility location problems using ArcGIS Network Analyst. Data for completing the exercises and a 180-day free trial of ArcGIS are available for download at esripress.esri.com/bookresources. Instructor resources are also available.
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Getting to Know ArcGIS

Esri Press
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Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop fourth edition is a comprehensive introduction to the features and tools of ArcGIS for Desktop Through hands on exercises readers will discover use make and share maps with meaningful content The fourth edition includes new exercises on map sharing and georeferencing new datasets and scenarios and an introduction to ArcGIS Pro a powerful new part of ArcGIS for Desktop Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop is suited for classroom use independent study and as a reference Data for completing the exercises and a 180 day trial of ArcGIS 10 3 for Desktop are available for download at esripress esri com bookresources Getting to Know ArcGIS fourth edition is a comprehensive introduction to the features and tools of ArcGIS for Desktop Through hands on exercises readers will discover use make and share maps with meaningful content The fourth edition includes new exercises on map sharing and georeferencing new datasets and scenarios and an introduction to ArcGIS Pro a powerful new part of ArcGIS for Desktop Getting to Know ArcGIS is suited for classroom use independent study and as a reference Data for completing the exercises and a 180 day trial of ArcGIS 10 3 for Desktop are available for download at esripress esri com bookresources
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GIS For Dummies

For Dummies
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GIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technology that has been called “geography on steroids.” GIS is what lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells you where the nearest McDonald’s is. GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS.

Whether you’re in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you’ll find GIS For Dummies is packed with information. For example, you can:

  • Learn all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data
  • Explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps
  • Analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results
  • Measure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional ways
  • Recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data
  • Discover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more
  • Find out how GIS can help you find out where flooding may occur
  • Determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and actually plan and design a GIS system

You’ll find dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output. Whether your goal is to implement a GIS or just have fun, GIS For Dummies will get you there!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users

Esri Press
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Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, second edition, is a comprehensive guide to creating maps that communicate effectively. In Designing Better Maps, renowned cartographer Cynthia A. Brewer guides readers through the basics of good cartography, including layout design, scales, projections, color selection, font choices, and symbol placement. Designing Better Maps also describes the author's ColorBrewer application, an online color selection tool. The second edition includes a new chapter on map publishing.
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GIS Research Methods: Incorporating Spatial Perspectives

Esri Press
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GIS Research Methods: Incorporating Spatial Perspectives shows researchers how to incorporate spatial thinking and geographic information system (GIS) technology into research design and analysis. Topics include research design, digital data sources, volunteered geographic information, analysis using GIS, and how to link research results to policy and action. The concepts presented in GIS Research Methods can be applied to projects in a range of social and physical sciences by researchers using GIS for the first time and experienced practitioners looking for new and innovative research techniques.
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The GIS 20: Essential Skills

Esri Press
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The GIS 20: Essential Skills presents step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and practical tips on how to perform the top twenty skills needed to successfully use a geographic information system (GIS). These skills include finding and editing data, querying GIS maps, creating reports, and sharing and publishing your maps. The second edition offers nine bonus topics to further advance your skills, exercise data on the accompanying DVD, and ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop software (180-day use) to work through the exercises.
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GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook (GIS Tutorials)

Esri Press
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GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook provides hands-on exercises for intermediate-level GIS users to build problem-solving and analysis skills. A companion to the concepts in The Esri® Guide to GIS Analysis book series, GIS Tutorial 2 gives experience with various spatial analysis methods, including location analysis; change over time, location, and value comparisons; geographic distribution; pattern analysis; and cluster identification. This edition has been updated for ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop. Downloadable data and access to a free trial of ArcGIS software are available on the Esri Press "Book Resources" web page, esripress.esri.com\bookresources. Additional resources are available for instructors.
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Python Scripting for ArcGIS

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Python Scripting for ArcGIS is a guide for experienced users of ArcGIS Desktop to get started with Python scripting without needing previous programming experience. Experience with other scripting or programming languages (Perl, VBA, VB script, Java, C++) is helpful but not required. Readers are expected to have good general ArcGIS skills and a basic understanding of geoprocessing procedures. There are 14 chapters with corresponding online data and exercises available on the Esri Press book resource page at esripress.esri.com/bookresources.
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The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis Volume 1: Geographic Patterns & Relationships

Esri Press
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The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1 demonstrates how geographic analysis with GIS can identify patterns, relationships, and trends that lead to better decision making. Using examples from various industries, this book focuses on six of the most common geographic analysis tasks: mapping where things are, mapping the most and least, mapping density, finding what is inside, finding what is nearby, and mapping what has changed. Written for both new and experienced GIS users, this book builds a foundation of the basic tasks needed to handle a wide range of analysis applications.
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