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Getting to Know Web GIS, second edition
Getting to Know Web GIS, second edition, expands on the best-selling book for the growing field of web GIS with the latest upgrades and advances—including smart mapping, AppStudio, ArcGIS Pro, Operations Dashboard, ArcGIS JavaScript 4.0, and 3D web scenes—that teach readers how to share resources online and build web GIS apps easily and quickly. Students learn state-of-the-art skills to build compelling web apps with little or no programming experience. The new material builds greatly on the first edition in covering the breadth of Esri web GIS offerings including ArcGIS Online, configurable apps, Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, Collector for ArcGIS, Portal for ArcGIS and ArcGIS for Server.

Author:
Pinde Fu
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781589484634
eISBN: 9781589484610

Instructional Guide for The ArcGIS Book
Instructional Guide for the ArcGIS Book is a companion to The ArcGIS Book: 10 Big Ideas about Applying Geography to Your World (Esri Press, 2015) and builds on its foundation. Whether you are a self-learner, currently teaching, or are planning to teach GIS, this guide provides the materials to explore and apply ArcGIS tools and concepts. Using The ArcGIS Book’s structure as a starting point, each chapter provides students and teachers with activities, resources, lessons and data that reflect the interaction between components of ArcGIS Online, as well as GIS applications for publishing to the web and mobile devices. A combination of scenario-driven and skill-based lessons (including many that don't require downloading any software), not only offers practice in the use of these tools but also inspires a deeper understanding of the potential and power of web GIS. Instructional Guide for The ArcGIS Book intends to give you a new perspective on learning and teaching GIS.

Authors:
Kathryn Keranen
Lyn Malone
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781589484702
eISBN: 9781589484719

Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions, second edition
The book’s 90-plus authors, who present the latest ocean and coastal science research in 23 chapters, provide the data and supplemental resources used in their studies. Diagrams, map packages, Python scripts, ArcGIS tools, photography, videos, links to Esri Story Map apps, and more are included here.

Author:
Dawn J. Wright
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781589484603
eISBN: 9781589484658

Dawn J. Wright, ed.; 2016; Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions, second edition; http://dx.doi.org/10.17128/9781589484603.
GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook, 10.3.x edition
GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook is a top-selling introductory text for learning ArcGIS 10.3.x for Desktop. The workbook presents GIS tools and functionality, including querying interactive maps, collecting data, and running geoprocessing tools. Incorporating proven teaching methods in detailed exercises, Your Turn sections, and homework assignments, this book is suited to learning GIS in a classroom. The latest edition includes a new chapter about analyzing street network data to solve routing and facility location problems using ArcGIS Network Analyst.

Authors:
Wilpen L. Gorr
Kristen S. Kurland
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781589484566

Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro, first edition
In the tradition of the best-selling Getting to Know series, Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro teaches new and existing GIS users how to get started solving problems by visualizing, querying, creating, editing, analyzing, and presenting geospatial data in both 2D and 3D environments using the latest ArcGIS mapping application, ArcGIS Pro. This book teaches the basic functions and capabilities of ArcGIS Pro through practical project workflows and shows how it is an essential component of the ArcGIS platform. This book is written for ArcGIS Pro 1.0 and 1.1.

Authors:
Michael Law
Amy Collins
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781589484573
eISBN: 9781589484580

GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook, 10.3.x edition
GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook provides hands-on exercises to help intermediate-level GIS users build problem-solving and analysis skills. A companion to The Esri® Guide to GIS Analysis book series, GIS Tutorial 2 builds on these concepts by exploring spatial analysis methods, including location analysis, change over time, location and value comparisons, geographic distribution, pattern analysis, and cluster identification. This edition has been updated for ArcGIS® 10.3.x.

Author:
David W. Allen
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781589484535
eISBN: 9781589484597

Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar: A Workbook
The third book in the Making Spatial Decisions series, Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar focuses on scenario-based problem solving using an integrated workflow in ArcGIS® for Desktop. The scenarios in Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar feature lidar as the primary data source and lidar-related analysis as the primary skill focus. Lidar is a powerful, and increasingly popular, data source used to create elevation and terrain models with very high accuracy. Students and self-learners can use the exercises in this book to develop their GIS skills.

Authors:
Kathryn Keranen
Robert Kolvoord
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781589484290
eISBN: 9781589484344

Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Study Guide
The Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Study Guide is a comprehensive review of the GIS skills and knowledge measured in the ArcGIS® Desktop Associate certification exam. This easy-to-use study guide provides the following:
-- Overviews of essential ArcGIS for Desktop tools and workflows to strengthen your skills
-- Step-by-step exercises to reinforce what you've learned
-- Challenge questions to test your knowledge
The Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Study Guide includes access to a 180-day version of ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop Advanced software or ArcGIS Desktop 10 (ArcEditor license) software and data for working through the exercises.

Author:
Miriam Schmidts
Published: 2013
ISBN: 9781589483514

Getting to Know ArcGIS, fourth edition
Getting to Know ArcGIS, fourth edition, is a comprehensive introduction to the features and tools of ArcGIS® for Desktop. Through hands-on exercises, readers will discover, use, make, and share maps with meaningful content. The fourth edition includes new exercises on map sharing and georeferencing, new datasets and scenarios, and an introduction to ArcGIS Pro, a powerful new part of ArcGIS. Getting to Know ArcGIS is suited for classroom use, independent study, and as a reference. The fourth edition is updated for ArcGIS 10.2 and 10.3.

Authors:
Michael Law
Amy Collins
Published: 2015
ISBN: 9781589483828
eISBN: 9781589484283

Essential Earth Imaging for GIS
Essential Earth Imaging for GIS is a guide to imaging technology and management, including how to integrate imagery into geographic information system (GIS) software. The book discusses characteristics of images obtained from aircraft and spacecraft, and how to enhance, register, and visually interpret multispectral imagery and point clouds. GIS professionals and students can use this book as a general reference on imaging technology. Students with little experience using sophisticated imagery can use this book as a reference for introductory GIS courses that include multispectral image display and analysis.

Author:
Lawrence Fox III
Published: 2015
ISBN: 9781589483453
eISBN: 9781589484313

Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions
Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions describes realistic, science-based solutions for protecting the ocean, and thus the earth. The book's 16 chapters present high-level ocean science research from the inaugural Esri® Ocean GIS Forum (2013) at Esri headquarters in Redlands, California. The book showcases GIS best practices from more than 50 contributing authors and includes digital story maps, based on the Esri Story Map™ app, and additional online resources. The book provides solutions underpinned by good, digestible science for protecting the ocean while ensuring our safety on Earth; for managing and mitigating conflict among multiple, simultaneous uses of the ocean; geodesigning the seas; and discovering and exploring a part of the planet still less well known than the moon, Mars, or Venus. Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions is edited by Esri Chief Scientist Dawn J. Wright.

Author:
Dawn J. Wright
Published: 2015
ISBN: 9781589483637
eISBN: 9781589483651
9781589483744

Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder
Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder teaches readers how to develop and run reusable geoprocessing workflows and models in ModelBuilder™, a visual programming technology available in ArcGIS®. Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder presents basic and more complex concepts and demonstrates best practices through hands-on exercises suitable for the classroom and for self-learners. Data needed for the exercises, as well as examples of models, Python scripts, and custom applications, are included in a companion DVD that comes with the printed book. A supplement for using this book with for ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop is provided on this book resources site.

Author:
David W. Allen
Published: 2011
ISBN: 9781589482555

Getting to Know Web GIS
Getting to Know Web GIS is a workbook, with detailed, step-by-step exercises, that teaches readers how to share resources online and build web GIS applications easily and quickly. It covers the Esri® suite of web GIS technologies, including ArcGIS® Online, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS for Server, web app templates, Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, ArcGIS API for JavaScript™, the Collector for ArcGIS mobile app, ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for Mobile, and 3D web scenes. You don't have to be a developer to build web apps. This book shows you how to build engaging web apps with little to no programming.

Author:
Pinde Fu
Published: 2015
ISBN: 9781589483842
eISBN: 9781589484030

GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis
GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis is a crime-mapping workbook for crime analysts and students of criminology. This book combines step-by-step tutorials with independent exercises to introduce key GIS skills, including data preparation, template building, and automation of map production. Exercises teach readers skills needed in police departments across the nation. The latest edition is compatible with ArcGIS® 10 for Desktop. A supplement for use with ArcGIS® 10.2 for Desktop is available on this book resources site.

Authors:
Wilpen L. Gorr
Kristen S. Kurland
Published: 2012
ISBN: 9781589482142

GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook, 10.1 edition
GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook is an introductory text for learning ArcGIS® for Desktop. This workbook presents GIS tools and functionality, including querying interactive maps, collecting data, and running geoprocessing tools. Its detailed exercises, "Your Turn" sections, and homework assignments can be adapted to learning GIS in a classroom or for independent study. Also included is access to a 180-day trial of ArcGIS® for Desktop Advanced software and a DVD with data for working through the exercises. Instructor resources are available.

Authors:
Wilpen L. Gorr
Kristen S. Kurland
Published: 2013
ISBN: 9781589483354

Python® Scripting for ArcGIS®
Python Scripting for ArcGIS is a guide to help experienced users of ArcGIS® for Desktop get started with Python® scripting. This book teaches how to write Python code that works with spatial data to automate geoprocessing tasks in ArcGIS. Readers can thus learn the skill set needed to create custom tools. Key topics in this book include Python language fundamentals, automating geoprocessing tasks, exploring and manipulating spatial data, working with geometries and rasters, map scripting, debugging and error handling, creating functions and classes, and creating and sharing script tools. Exercises and corresponding data are available for each chapter.

Author:
Paul A. Zandbergen
Published: 2014
ISBN: 9781589483712
eISBN: 9781589484023
9781589483620

GIS Tutorial for Python® Scripting
GIS Tutorial for Python® Scripting uses practical examples, exercises, and assignments to help students develop proficiency using Python® in ArcGIS®. This workbook for Python scripting builds upon previously acquired GIS skills and takes them to the next level with the use of Python. Knowledge of Python—a key tool for scripting geoprocessing functions and tasks in ArcGIS for Desktop—is expanded through hands-on programming geared to automating GIS applications. Exercise data is provided, and instructor resources are available.

Author:
David W. Allen
Published: 2014
ISBN: 9781589483569

GIS Tutorial for Health, fifth edition
GIS Tutorial for Health, fifth edition, teaches GIS and analysis skills to health professionals and students. Using health-care scenarios, the book demonstrates how to process and visualize health data to better manage services and support health-care policy.

GIS Tutorial for Health includes lessons and exercises on mapping basics, including creating map layers, editing features, and using spatial data. The fifth edition is compatible with ArcGIS® 10.2 for Desktop. Exercise data and a supplement with updates are available for download. Instructor resources are available separately.

Authors:
Wilpen L. Gorr
Kristen S. Kurland
Published: 2014
ISBN: 9781589483729
eISBN: 9781589483736

ArcGIS® for Desktop
Getting to Know ArcGIS® for Desktop introduces the principles of GIS via hands-on exercises. Readers are shown how to use ArcGIS for Desktop software tools to display and present maps and data, and then query and analyze the data. The third edition has been reorganized and includes new topics such as exploring online resources and raster data and contains new exercises, data, and learning tools.

Authors:
Michael Law
Amy Collins
Published: 2013
ISBN: 9781589483088

Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers, Fifth Edition
Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers presents a planning model for designing data and technology systems that will meet any organization"s specific needs. Designed for two primary audiences, senior managers who oversee information technologies and technical specialists responsible for system design, this book provides a common platform on which to conduct GIS planning. The fifth edition reflects the latest trends in geospatial technology and includes updated case studies. Exercises from Roger Tomlinson's course Planning for a GIS and a video of the "Planning and Managing a GIS" seminar from the 2013 Esri International User Conference are included.

Author:
Roger Tomlinson
Published: 2013
ISBN: 9781589483521

Enabling Comprehensive Situational Awareness
Enabling Comprehensive Situational Awareness explains how and why an integrated emergency management common operating platform can help save lives and mitigate loss during crises and disasters. A geographic information system (GIS) embedded in this platform is the key tool used by emergency management professionals to analyze extensive spatial data collections, as well as immediate field-level data. This book explains how this platform gives decision makers the overview necessary to coordinate efforts across agencies and jurisdictions and develop collaborative mitigation and recovery plans. An implementation guide for building a GIS in a common operating platform is included.

Authors:
Susan Lindell Radke
Russ Johnson
Jeff Baranyi
Published: 2013
ISBN: 9781589483064

Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers, Fourth Edition
Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers presents a planning model for designing data and technology systems that will meet any organization's specific needs. Designed for two primary audiences - senior managers who oversee information technologies and technical specialists responsible for system design - this book provides a common platform on which to conduct GIS planning.

Author:
Roger Tomlinson
Published: 2011
ISBN: 9781589483293

Map Use: Reading and Analysis, Sixth Edition
Map Use: Reading and Analysis, Sixth Edition demonstrates the importance of understanding the significant distinctions, formats, and functionality of maps. This full-color text features integrated discussions of standard planimetric maps, perspective diagrams, environmental photograms, satellite images, and additional content related to geographic information system (GIS) technology as it pertains to spatial analysis. The book is specifically designed for course adoption; however, Map Use is written for anyone who wants to effectively read and use maps and will likely remain a permanent fixture in any cartographic resource library.

Authors:
A. Jon Kimerling
Aileen R. Buckley
Phillip C. Muekrrcke
Juliana O. Muehrcke
Published: 2010
ISBN: 9781589483712

Building a GIS: System Architecture Design Strategies for Managers, Second Edition
Describes and updates a time-tested approach to system architecture design. Using the Capacity Planning Tool (on this companion site and the book's DVD), GIS managers and technical architects can try out various system configurations in theory before committing their resources. The book promotes successful GIS operations and is intended for IT experts adopting the technology, GIS professionals new to system design, and executives who need to manage change.

Author:
Dave Peters
Published: 2012
ISBN: 9781589483071