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Introducing Geographic Information Systems With ArcGIS: A Workbook Approach to Learning GIS

Michael Kennedy, University of Kentucky
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Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, [2013]
Third edition
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9781118333181 (electronic bk.), 1118333187 (electronic bk.), 9781118330340, 111833034X, 9781118331033, 1118331036, 9781118159804 (cloth), 1118159802 (cloth)
Unique in its integrated approach, combining an easy-to-read introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) with a hands-on workbook of ArcGIS applications, this book is now fully revised to incorporate the latest software update, ArcGIS 10. In addition to maintaining the successful features of prior editions, the new edition shows how to publish maps on the Internet using new exercises. It also introduces readers to the idea of programming in Python, the language ESRI has chosen for applications. A bundled CD contains the data for working out all the exercises in the book.
  • Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS® Third Edition: A Workbook Approach to Learning GIS; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface to Third Edition; Changes from the Previous Editions; Acknowledgments for the Third Edition; Acknowledgments for the Second Edition; Preface to First Edition; Contents of Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS; Theory and Practice; Teaching with This Book; More Resources for the Instructor; Concepts, Devices, and Techniques that Underlie the Philosophy of the Book; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Basic Concepts of GIS.
  • Chapter 1: Some Concepts That Underpin GISYou Ask: ""What Is GIS About?""; And So You Ask Again: ""What Is GIS About?""; Exercise 1-1 (Project): Finding a Geographic Site by Manual Means; More of What GIS Is About; Next Steps: Seemingly Independent Things You Need To Know; Determining Where Something Is: Coordinate Systems; Determining Where Something Is: Latitude and Longitude; Geodesy, Coordinate Systems, Geographic Projections, and Scale; Projected Coordinate Systems; Geographic vs. Projected Coordinates: A Comparison; Two Projected Coordinate Systems: UTM and State Plane.
  • Physical DimensionalityGlobal Positioning Systems; Remote Sensing; Relational Databases; Searching (and Indexing) in General; Another Definition of GIS; Computer Software: In General; Step-by-Step; Exercise 1-2 (Project): Developing a Fast Facts File for the Information You Learn; Understanding the File Structure for the Exercises; Exercise 1-3 (Minor Project): Getting Set Up with ArcGIS; Exercise 1-4 (Project): Looking at the ArcCatalog Program; Anatomy of the ArcCatalog Window; Setting Some Options; The Catalog Tree; Connecting to a Folder; The Toolbars and the Status Bar; An Optional Step.
  • Exploring Basic GIS Data Storage ModelsExercise 1-5 (Major Project): Exploring Data with ArcCatalog-Fire Hydrants in a Village; Copying Data over to Your Personal Folder; Examining the Table; Deriving Information from the Table; Sorting the Records; Finding Values in a Table; Identifying Geographic Features and Coordinates; Looking at GeoGraphics; A First Look at Metadata; Using ArcCatalog to Place Data in ArcMap; Exercise 1-6 (Project): A Look at Some Spatial Data for Finding a Site for the Wildcat Boat Facility; Using the Area on the Disk for Your Own Work.
  • Copying Data over to Your Personal IGIS FolderSearching for GIS Data; Exploring Soils; But Something Is Missing; Is the Newly Found Data Applicable?; Making a Personal Geodatabase Feature Class from a Coverage; Looking at the Landcover Personal Geodatabase Feature Class; Further Examining the Wildcat Boat Facility Area Data Sets; Exercise 1-7 (Project): Looking at Wildcat Boat Data with ArcMap; Seeing the Results of the Join; Exercise 1-8 (Project): Understanding the ArcGIS Help System; A Button for Instant Help: What's This? (for ArcGIS Desktop version 10.0 only).
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