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Resources for Learning ArcGIS 10

New titles for users with different needs

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Esri Press has released a variety of new and updated titles to help users learn how to use
ArcGIS 10. From introductory texts for beginners to workbooks for more advanced users, these books use different styles of presenting material that is tailored to the needs of different learners.

GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS 10 Series

Esri Press revamped the two previously released GIS Tutorial workbooks to be compatible with ArcGIS 10 and added a new workbook on advanced topics to complete the series. Each workbook includes all the data required to complete the exercises and a 180-day trial version of ArcGIS Desktop 10 software on DVD. These books can be used for both self-study or classroom instruction.

GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook

Learn more. by Wilpen L. Gorr and Kristen S. Kurland
Now in its fourth edition, this volume introduces GIS concepts through ArcGIS self-study exercises. Ideal for GIS beginners, it provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction for basic GIS activities such as collecting data, creating maps, and performing simple spatial analysis. These lessons gradually increase students' skills and confidence and help develop critical thinking skills through solving problems based on real-world issues. Esri Press, 2010, 428 pp., ISBN-13: 9781589482593

GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook

Learn David W. Allen
This workbook, in its second edition, continues building students' problem-solving and spatial analysis skills using the tools in ArcGIS Desktop. The text assumes readers possess intermediate GIS skills. Exercises deal with location analysis, change over time, location and value comparisons, geographic distribution, pattern analysis, and cluster identification. Esri Press, 2010, 340 pp., ISBN-13: 9781589482586

GIS Tutorial 3: Advanced Workbook

Learn more. by David W. Allen and Jeffery M. Coffey
This newest volume in the series examines the full breadth of ArcGIS Desktop capabilities by exploring the more complex functions available in ArcEditor and ArcInfo. The book addresses geodatabase framework design, data creation and management, workflow optimization, and labeling and symbolizing. In addition to step-by step instruction, this book includes exercises that reinforce the concepts taught along with reviews, study questions, and real-world applications. The intended audience is GIS professionals and students who possess intermediate to advanced GIS skills. Esri Press, 2010, 412 pp., ISBN-13: 9781589482074

Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, Second Edition, Updated for ArcGIS 10

by Tim Ormsby, Eileen J. Napoleon, Robert Burke, Carolyn Groessl, and Laura Bowden
Learn more.Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, Second Edition, Updated for ArcGIS 10, is a workbook for beginners that teaches the core functionality of ArcGIS software through exercises that step the reader through the basic tasks associated with creating and editing data, making maps, and querying data. This best-selling GIS book was originally published in 2001. A team of technical and education specialists created it as a hands-on guide for classroom work or a resource for on-the-job training. Lessons teach skills through exercises placed in the context of real-world projects. No prior knowledge of GIS is assumed. All data needed for the exercises is supplied on the accompanying disc. Esri Press, 2010, 600 pp., ISBN-13: 9781589482609

The GIS 20: Essential Skills

Learn more. by Gina Clemmer
This slender volume takes a very different approach to teaching readers how to use ArcGIS Desktop software. The information is organized and presented to teach the specific skills needed to accomplish common tasks. This practical approach makes it a great guide for professionals who have no time for classroom training. It can be used for independent study or as a reference. This book is the direct result of Clemmer's survey of GIS professionals that identified the primary skills needed to be a successful GIS user. Each chapter covers a specific topic: creating map layouts, preparing data, joining data to maps, working with attribute tables, mapping addresses, querying location, and publishing maps. Clemmer, president of the research and training company New Urban Research, Inc., has trained thousands of beginning GIS users. The book also includes a CD containing the data for completing the exercises. Esri Press, 2010, 155 pp., ISBN-13: 9781589482562

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