Esri Publishes a Textbook on How to Use ArcGIS Pro

New Tutorial Offers In-Depth Instruction on Working with Esri's Premier Geospatial Software Application

December 6, 2017

GIS Tutorial 1 for ArcGIS Pro: A Platform Workbook

Redlands, California—Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, today announced the release of GIS Tutorial 1 for ArcGIS Pro: A Platform Workbook, which teaches all the elements of creating and managing data; designing maps; performing spatial analysis; creating 3D scenes; and sharing projects using ArcGIS Pro, Esri's premier professional desktop geographic information system (GIS) application.

The textbook primarily focuses on working with ArcGIS Pro but also offers instruction on using ArcGIS Online and apps such as Collector for ArcGIS, Esri Story Maps, and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS. The book teaches students how to do the following:

  • Use, design, and share maps
  • Work with file geodatabases, spatial data, and geoprocessing tools plus learn digitizing skills and geocoding
  • Conduct spatial analysis using tools such as ArcGIS Network Analyst; work with raster datasets; and use 3D GIS technology to create scenes, buildings, and bridges
  • Manage operational systems using GIS, and complete a real-world project that provides hands-on experience in setting up and managing graffiti mapping and graffiti removal systems

Designed for use in a university classroom setting, this workbook includes step-by-step instructions, On Your Own exercises, and in-depth assignments. Instructors can access teaching materials. Self-learners will find this textbook to be an excellent introduction in how to use ArcGIS Pro. Each tutorial includes easy-to follow, step-by-step instructions.

GIS Tutorial 1 for ArcGIS Pro: A Platform Workbook was written by Wilpen L. Gorr and Kristen S. Kurland, the authors of other highly regarded tutorials including GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook, GIS Tutorial for Health, and GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis. Gorr is a professor of public policy and management information systems at the School of Public Policy and Management, H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches and researches GIS applications. Kurland is a professor of architecture, information systems, and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III College and School of Architecture. There, she teaches GIS, computer-aided design (CAD), building information modeling (BIM), 3D visualization, and infrastructure management.

GIS Tutorial 1 for ArcGIS Pro: A Platform Workbook is available in print (ISBN: 9781589484665, 480 pages, US$99.99) and as an e-book (ISBN: 9781589484931, 480 pages, US$99.99). The print and e-book editions of the book can be obtained from online retailers worldwide, at esri.com/esripress, or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, visit esri.com/esripressorders for complete ordering options, or visit esri.com/distributors to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

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