Redlands, California-Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, Second Edition, a new book from ESRI Press, is a comprehensive workbook for ArcGIS 9 Desktop. This book acquaints readers with the principles of a geographic information system (GIS) and explains the mechanics of using ArcGIS 9 Desktop software.
The book serves as an ideal classroom text as well as an excellent resource for those learning GIS software on their own. ArcGIS 9 Desktop includes new capabilities in the areas of geoprocessing, 3D visualization, and developer options. The revised materials and updated exercises in the second edition of Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop give readers instruction in several areas including map symbology, data overlay, map projection, data conversion, and numerous others. With a trial version of ArcGIS 9 Desktop and sample geographic data included in the book, readers easily maneuver through detailed exercises. The step-by-step instruction and comprehensive illustrations teach basic GIS tasks, from mapmaking to spatial analysis to database creation.
Each chapter includes conceptual discussions that explain different components and features of the software. All three ArcGIS Desktop products-ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo-are discussed and included in the exercises as readers learn how to get the most out of the ArcMap, ArcCatalog, and ArcToolbox applications. The book also explores, in detail, the many capabilities involved in creating, displaying, editing, and presenting data; getting information about features; analyzing feature relationships; and modeling.
Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, Second Edition (ISBN 1-58948-083-X) has 588 pages and retails for $59.95. The book is available for purchase at www.esri.com/esripress or by calling 1-800-447-9778. If ordering from outside the United States, please contact your local ESRI distributor; see www.esri.com/international for a current distributor list.
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