GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Desktop 10.8

By Wilpen L. Gorr, Kristen S. Kurland

From working with map layers to analyzing spatial data, GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Desktop 10.8  helps users explore GIS concepts, apply ArcGIS software, and gain GIS skills.

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Updated for use with ArcGIS Desktop 10.8

GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Desktop 10.8  is the updated replacement for GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook, 10.3 Edition, a classic textbook for teaching ArcGIS Desktop.

GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Desktop 10.8  teaches the fundamentals of using ArcGIS Desktop, the popular professional geographic information systems (GIS) application from Esri. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data using map visualizations and location intelligence. GIS and ArcGIS have become the mainstay of many businesses, organizations, and institutions.

Updated with new images and simplified steps for using the latest version of the software,GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Desktop 10.8 introduces readers to the tools and functionality of ArcGIS Desktop 10.8. Learn how to use ArcMap and ArcCatalog to make maps, work with spatial data, and analyze spatial data for proximity analysis and site suitability analysis. Gain hands-on experience using ArcGIS 3D Analyst, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, and ArcGIS Network Analyst extensions, as well as ArcGIS Online and other software products.

Each chapter is designed from decades of GIS teaching experience by authors Wilpen L. Gorr (ret.) and Kristen S. Kurland, professors at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Incorporating proven teaching methods in detailed exercises, "Your Turn" sections, and homework assignments, this book is suited to learning GIS in the classroom or by self-learners. Data for completing the exercises is available for free download. 

Renewing a proven standard: GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Desktop 10.8helps users explore GIS concepts, apply ArcGIS software, and gain GIS skills, regardless of learning style.

Wilpen L. Gorr
Wilpen L. Gorr is a professor of public policy and management information systems at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches and researches GIS applications.

Kristen S. Kurland
Kristen S. Kurland holds a joint faculty appointment at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School of Public Policy and Management and School of Architecture, where she teaches GIS, CAD, 3D visualization, and computer aided facilities management (CAFM).


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