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Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro
Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro starts with the fundamentals of Python programming, and then dives into how to write useful Python scripts that work with spatial data in ArcGIS Pro. Learn how to execute geoprocessing tools and describe, create, and update data, as well as execute a number of specialized tasks. See how to write simple, custom scripts that will automate your ArcGIS Pro workflows.


Author:
Paul A. Zandbergen
Published: 2020
ISBN: 9781589484993
eISBN: 9781589485006

Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro
Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro builds on Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro(Esri Press, 2020). Learn how to create a geoprocessing tool out of your script and automate tasks in ArcGIS Pro and how to share your tools with others, as well as master several more specialized tasks.

Author:
Paul A. Zandbergen
Published: 2020
ISBN: 9781589486188
eISBN: 9781589486195

GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Pro 2.6, third edition
GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Pro 2.6 is your first choice for learning ArcGIS Pro. It is the introductory workbook for learning geographic information systems (GIS) with ArcGIS Pro, the premier professional desktop GIS application from Esri. 

Authors:
Wilpen L. Gorr
Kristen S. Kurland
Published: 2020
ISBN: 9781589485891
eISBN: 9781589486263

Getting to Know Web GIS, fourth edition
Getting to Know Web GIS features detailed, step-by-step exercises that teach state-of-the-art skills to build compelling and fun Web GIS apps easily, with no programing required. With a holistic approach, this book teaches the breadth of the Esri geospatial cloud systematically. Building on the success of the previous editions, the fourth edition has been updated to include the latest advances in Web GIS. 

Author:
Pinde Fu
Published: 2020
ISBN: 9781589485921
eISBN: 9781589485938

Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, fifth edition
Becoming the go-to person for ArcGIS Desktop? Start here. Getting to Know ArcGIS® Desktop, fifth edition, is a comprehensive introduction to the features and tools of ArcGIS Desktop. Through hands-on exercises, readers will discover, use, make, and share maps with meaningful content. They will also learn how to build geodatabases, query data, analyze geospatial data, and more. The latest edition has been updated to the most current version of ArcGIS Desktop 10.6. Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop is suited for classroom use, independent study, and as a reference. 


Authors:
Michael Law
Amy Collins
Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781589485105
eISBN: 9781589485112

Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro, second edition

The updated 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 2D and 3D environments using the latest ArcGIS mapping application, ArcGIS Pro. This book teaches basic functions and capabilities of ArcGIS Pro through practical project workflows and shows how it is an essential component of the ArcGIS platform.


Authors:
Michael Law
Amy Collins
Published: 2019
ISBN: 9781589485372
eISBN: 9781589485389

Introduction to Human Geography Using ArcGIS Online
Introduction to Human Geography Using ArcGIS Online is a one-of-a-kind, introductory textbook aimed at college undergraduates and high school advanced-placement students. It covers the major themes of human geography, including population and migration, economic activity, language and religion, human impacts on the environment, and much more.

Author:
J. Chris Carter
Published: 2019
ISBN: 9781589485181
eISBN: 978189485198

Focus on Geodatabases in ArcGIS Pro
Focus on Geodatabases in ArcGIS Pro introduces readers to the geodatabase, the comprehensive information model for representing and managing geographic information across the ArcGIS platform. Each chapter includes important concepts with hands-on, step-by-step tutorials, sample projects and datasets, “Your turn” assignments with less instruction, study questions for classroom use, and an independent project.

Software version: ArcGIS Pro 2.3

Author:
David W. Allen
Published: 2019
ISBN: 9781589484450
eISBN: 9781589484467

Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap
This book is designed to help experienced ArcMap users transition to ArcGIS Pro. It focuses on what is different about ArcGIS Pro, so that you can leverage your current ArcMap knowledge to learn the new system and workflows quickly and efficiently.

The data used in the lessons is freely available online and may be downloaded as a zip file from the Switch to ArcGIS Pro group in the Learn ArcGIS organization in ArcGIS Online. Search for the keyword SWTP to find the data, a zip file named SwitchToProData. Install it directly on drive C of your computer and not in the Documents library or on Desktop. The extracted zip file will create a folder named SwitchToProData. It requires approximately 65 MB of space. All the data has been compiled from public sources and is redistributable with attribution to its creators.

Software version: ArcGIS Pro 2.3

Author:
Maribeth H. Price
Published: 2019
ISBN: 9781589485440
eISBN: 9781589485457

The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1: Geographic Patterns and Relationships
The second edition of The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1: Geographic Patterns and Relationships features easier-to-read maps and text, and provides a list of links to online lessons that reinforce the concepts.


Author:
Andy Mitchell
Published: 2020
ISBN: 9781589485792
eISBN: 9781589485808

GIS Tutorial 1 for ArcGIS Pro: A Platform Workbook, first edition

Using trusted methods presented by two esteemed professors of applied GIS, this is the premier book for learning the premier GIS technology … ArcGIS Pro.

GIS Tutorial 1 for ArcGIS Pro features step-by-step exercises for learning GIS focusing on the latest desktop and online technologies. Building on Esri’s best-selling GIS Tutorial series for analysts, developers, students, managers, and others, this workbook teaches readers how to make maps, work with spatial data, and solve problems quickly using the ArcGIS platform.


Authors:
Wilpen L. Gorr
Kristen S. Kurland
Published: 2017
ISBN: 9781589484665
eISBN: 9781589484931

GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis, second edition
This workbook for crime analysts and criminologists presents state-of-the-art methods that can be incorporated into any police department’s standard practices. The second edition updates tutorials, adds a new chapter for creating and evaluating predictive models using ModelBuilder and ArcGIS, and adds a capstone project on hot spot modeling. The step-by-step tutorials and assignments teach key GIS skills, including data preparation, map template building, map analysis, and automation of map production.

Authors:
Wilpen L. Gorr
Kristen S. Kurland
Zan M. Dodson
Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781589485167
eISBN: 9781589485174

GIS and the 2020 Census
GIS and the 2020 Census: Modernizing Official Statistics provides statistical organizations with the most recent GIS methodologies and technological tools to support census workers’ needs at all the stages of a census. Learn how to plan and carry out census work with GIS using new technologies for field data collection and operations management. International case studies illustrate concepts in practice.

Authors:
Amor Laaribi
Linda Peters
Published: 2019
ISBN: 9781589485044
eISBN: 9781589485051

Smarter Government: How to Govern for Results in the Information Age
A new way of governing is emerging across America—and around the world. Smarter cities are the leading edge of this movement, and states and nations are following suit. In this book, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley draws on his deep experience and lays out a blueprint for others to follow. Data-driven decision-making, improved customer service, and collaborative circles of caring people focused on the latest emerging truth—these are the new ways of governing.

Author:
Martin O'Malley
Published: 2019
ISBN: 9781589485242
eISBN: 9781589485259

Lining Up Data in ArcGIS®: A Guide to Map Projections, third edition
Lining Up Data is an easy-to-navigate, troubleshooting reference for any GIS user with the common problem of data misalignment. Completely updated and with one new chapter on vertical coordinate systems, this book was written for ArcGIS Desktop 10.6 and is compatible with lower versions.

Author:
Margaret M. Maher
Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781589485204
eISBN: 9781589485235

Esri ArcGIS® Desktop Associate Certification Study Guide for 10.5
Esri ArcGIS® Desktop Associate Certification Study Guide for 10.5 is tailored to meet the preparation needs of candidates taking the ArcGIS® Desktop Associate exam. The guide covers general exam concepts and provides key review on exam objectives and additional resources for self-study.

Author:
Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781589485143
eISBN: 9781589485150

Getting to Know Web GIS, third edition
This best-selling book for the growing field of Web GIS features detailed, step-by-step exercises that teach readers how to share resources online and build web GIS apps quickly and easily. The third edition builds on the success of the previous two editions to match new releases of ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise. Tutorials are migrated from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro, with updates on big data analysis, the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and artificial intelligence (AI). 

Author:
Pinde Fu
Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781589485211
eISBN: 9781589485228

Understanding GIS, fourth edition
The first single-project GIS textbook on the market, Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS® Pro Project Workbook, fourth edition, is an excellent resource for students and educators seeking a guide for an advanced, single-project- based course that incorporates GIS across a wide range of disciplines. It allows readers to progress through nine lessons using ArcGIS Pro software from Esri to find the best location for a new park along the Los Angeles River in Southern California. Each exercise offers step-by-step instructions, graphics to confirm exercise results, and explanations of key concepts. 

Authors:
David Smith
Nathan Strout
Christian Harder
Steven Moore
Tim Ormsby
Thomas Balstrøm
Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781589485266
eISBN: 9781589485273

Esri ArcGIS® Desktop Professional Certification Study Guide

Esri ArcGIS® Desktop Professional Certification Study Guide is tailored to meet the preparation needs of candidates taking the latest ArcGIS® Desktop Professional certification exam, which uses the 10.5 software version. The study guide fulfills candidates’ need for a complete, consolidated resource to confidently master the exam and pursue GIS-related professional development.


Author:
Mike Flanagan
Published: 2019
ISBN: 9781589485358
eISBN: 9781589485365

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

Imagery and GIS: Best Practices for Extracting Information from Imagery
Today, most maps include imagery in the form of aerial photos, satellite images, thermal images, digital elevation models, and scanned maps. Imagery and GIS: Best Practices for Extracting Information from Imagery shows how imagery can be integrated successfully into GIS maps and analysis. In this essential reference, discover how imagery brings value to GIS and how GIS can be used to derive value from imagery. Learn from case studies and in-depth explanations about selecting the ‘right’ imagery, image analysis, how to efficiently manage and serve imagery datasets, and how to accurately extract information from imagery. The authors’ experience working together on numerous research, teaching, and operational remote sensing and GIS applications bestow the book with both the newest innovation, as well as proven advice.

Authors:
Kass Green
Russell G. Congalton
Mark Tukman
Published: 2017
ISBN: 9781589484542
eISBN: 9781589484894

The GIS 20: Essential Skills, third edition

How can you quickly begin applying GIS to your work?

The GIS 20: Essential Skills, updated for ArcGIS® Desktop 10.6, presents step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and practical tips on how to perform the top 20 sills needed to successfully use a geographic information system (GIS). These skills include finding and editing data, querying GIS maps, creating reports, and sharing and publishing maps. Data and a 180-day trial of ArcGIS Desktop 10.6 software are available to work through the exercises. Note: Esri Press e-books do not include 180-day trial software.


Author:
Gina Clemmer
Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781589485129
eISBN: 9781589485136

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

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

Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation, eighth edition

Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation, eighth edition, is a comprehensive, foundational textbook designed for the college curriculum. Updated with a new chapter highlighting map design, including web maps, the new edition also adds information about the use of imagery and remote sensing. Map Use provides students with the knowledge and skills to read and understand maps and offers professional cartographers a thorough reference resource. Nearly 600 full-color maps, photographs, and graphs illustrate the concepts behind communicating with maps, while an extensive glossary helps define key topics.


Authors:
Aileen R. Buckley
A. Jon Kimerling
Phillip C. Muekrrcke
Juliana O. Muehrcke
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781589484429
eISBN: 9781589484696

Making Spatial Decisions Using ArcGIS Pro: A Workbook
Featuring the full range of capabilities of ArcGIS® Pro and its powerful geospatial tools to solve real-world problems, this textbook takes full advantage of the integrative nature of ArcGIS software to seamlessly unite cloud-based, online, and desktop GIS. The lessons are adapted from the authors' popular Making Spatial Decisions series. Using proven teaching methods, students can immediately apply what they learn as they progress through the lessons.

Authors:
Kathryn Keranen
Robert Kolvoord
Published: 2017
ISBN: 9781589484849
eISBN: 9781589484856

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.
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

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

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

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

Instructional Guide for The ArcGIS Imagery Book
This companion workbook to The ArcGIS Imagery Book: New View, New Vision (Esri Press, 2016), Instructional Guide for The ArcGIS Imagery Book provides hands-on activities and lessons that build on foundational imagery and GIS concepts. Whether you are a self-learner or teaching GIS in a classroom, this guide provides the materials to teach ArcGIS imagery tools, maps, and concepts. Each chapter provides students and teachers with activities, resources, lessons, and data that reflect the interaction between ArcGIS Online and GIS applications for publishing maps to the web and mobile devices. 

Authors:
Kathryn Keranen
Lyn Malone
Published: 2017
ISBN: 9781589484801

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

Understanding GIS, third edition

Updated for the third edition using ArcGIS® Pro software, Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS® Pro Project Workbook is the first textbook on the market to teach how to use real-world data to develop a GIS project, from start to finish. This book lets you assume the role of a GIS analyst challenged with finding the best location for a new park along the Los Angeles River in Southern California. The book provides the starting data and guidance for using ArcGIS Pro software to perform a complete GIS analysis, map the findings, and share the results on interactive web maps. 


Authors:
David Smith
Nathan Strout
Christian Harder
Steven Moore
Tim Ormsby
Thomas Balstrøm
Published: 2017
ISBN: 9781589484832
eISBN: 9781589484955

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

The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data
The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data gives users of geographic information systems (GIS) relevant information about the sources and quality of available public domain spatial data. Readers will understand how to find, evaluate, and analyze data to solve location-based problems. This guide covers practical issues such as copyrights, cloud computing, online data portals, volunteered geographic information, and international data. Supplementary exercises are available online to help put the concepts into practice. Students, researchers, and professionals will find The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data a useful desk companion to help them navigate the world of spatial data in the public domain.

Authors:
Joseph J. Kerski
Jill Clark
Published: 2012
ISBN: 9781589482449
eISBN: 9781589483170 (2014)

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

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

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

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