Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop: Basics of ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo

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ESRI, Inc., 2004 - Computers - 572 pages
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With revised material and new exercises based on ArcGIS version 9, this updated work acquaints geographers and GIS professionals with the principles of GIS as it teaches the mechanics of using ArcGIS software. Conceptual material is followed by scripted software exercises. Necessary GIS skills are presented in a variety of areas--map symbology, data overlay, map projection, and data conversion--as the making of maps and the analysis of geographic data is conceptualized. Spatial modeling exercises using the Model Builder technology of ArcGIS version 9 are also provided. Other topics covered include organizing data, planning a GIS project, creating derived data, and presenting results.

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User Review  - MorHavok - LibraryThing

This was the text book for my GIS class. It does a pretty good job of taking you through the program, step by step. There were a few times when I had a problem following the steps, or the program was ... Read full review

Review: Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop: The Basics of ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo Updated for ArcGIS 9 (Getting to Know series)

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This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to get a start in ArcGIS. It also has many basic tips for those who already know ArcGIS fairly well. I first opened this book after two years of GIS classes at a major university and I still picked up on new things. Read full review


Getting started with maps and data
Displaying data
Chapter 6
Geocoding addresses 429
Chapter 7
Presenting data
Appendix A Data license agreement 551
Appendix B Installing the data and software 555
Index 567

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Tim Ormsby, Eileen Napoleon, Robert Burke, Carolyn Groessl, and Laura Feaster are all technical writers at ESRI Press and authors of "Getting to Know ArcView GIS" and "Extending ArcView GIS," They live in Redlands, California.

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