Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook, Second Edition
By Christian Harder, Tim Ormsby, and Thomas Balstrøm
Use ArcGIS to find the best location for a new park along the Los Angeles River with Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook. The nine included lessons investigate how to approach and solve a spatial problem from beginning to end using geospatial technology. The text has been revised and tested for compatibility with versions 10.1 and 10.2 of ArcGIS for Desktop. Also available are valuable learning materials, including videos and exercise results for each lesson. July 2013. ISBN: 978-1-58948-346-0, 392 pp., US$79.95.
The GIS 20: Essential Skills, Second Edition
By Gina Clemmer
Author Gina Clemmer has trained thousands of GIS users, and this book is her effort to offer a focused approach to learning GIS tasks for the busy professional. The GIS 20: Essential Skills covers the top 20 GIS skills most commonly used, such as creating basic maps and layouts, editing, and sharing and publishing maps. The second edition offers nine bonus topics to further advance GIS skills, exercise data on the accompanying DVD, and ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop software (180-day use) to work through the exercises. August 2013. ISBN: 978-1-58948-322-4, 204 pp., US$49.95.
Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Study Guide
By Miriam Schmidts
Esri offers exams to certify professionals in Esri products and technology, including versions 10 and 10.1 of ArcGIS for Desktop. Esri Press recently published the first handbook to assist with exam preparation, the Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Study Guide, which gives an overview of the skills measured in the ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification exam. Written by an experienced instructor, Miriam Schmidts, this easy-to-use guide includes trial software, exercises, and challenging questions to test your knowledge. August 2013. ISBN: 978-1-58948-351-4, 392 pp., US$79.95.
Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers, Fifth Edition
By Dr. Roger Tomlinson
Dr. Roger Tomlinson created the first computerized geographic information system in the 1960s while working for the Canadian government. His book, Thinking About GIS, provides a common platform on which to base GIS planning and helps managers determine the data and technology their organization will need. The fifth edition reflects the latest trends in geospatial technology and includes updated case studies. Exercises from Tomlinson’s course Planning for a GIS and a video of the “Planning and Managing a GIS” seminar from the 2012 Esri International User Conference are included on the accompanying DVD. September 2013. ISBN: 978-1-58948-348-4, 280 pp., US$54.95.