Esri Press Releases GIS Tutorial Series for ArcGIS 10

Workbooks Provide Comprehensive Software Training for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Instruction

October 7, 2010

Redlands, California—Esri Press has updated its popular GIS Tutorial 1 and GIS Tutorial 2 workbooks for compatibility with ArcGIS 10. The new GIS Tutorial 3 completes this comprehensive series.

GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook by Wilpen L. Gorr and Kristen S. Kurland provides an introduction to geographic information system (GIS) concepts that is easy to understand. The book combines ArcGIS tutorials with self-study exercises and guides students through a series of step-by-step lessons to gradually increase their skills and confidence. Students also gain critical thinking skills as they solve problems based on real-world issues.

The second book, GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook by David W. Allen, focuses on building problem-solving and spatial analysis skills using the tools in ArcGIS Desktop. The workbook guides users with intermediate GIS skills through procedures for location analysis, change over time, location and value comparisons, geographic distribution, pattern analysis, and cluster identification.

Third in the series, GIS Tutorial 3: Advanced Workbook by David W. Allen and Jeffery M. Coffey explores the full breadth of ArcGIS Desktop capabilities by detailing the more complex functions available in both ArcEditor and ArcInfo. It is intended for professionals and students with intermediate to advanced GIS skills.

Each workbook includes data to complete the related exercises and a 180-day trial version of ArcGIS Desktop 10 software on DVD. They are appropriate for both self-study and classroom instruction.

The workbooks are available at online retailers worldwide, at, or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options or visit to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

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