Esri Press

Getting to Know Web GIS, fourth edition

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Print book published in July 2020; e-book published in June 2020

Learn state-of-the-art skills to build compelling, useful, and fun Web GIS apps easily, with no programming experience required.

Building on the foundation of the previous three editions, Getting to Know Web GIS, fourth edition, features the latest advances in Esri’s entire Web GIS platform, from the cloud server side to the client side.

Each chapter is written for immediate productivity with a good balance of principles and hands-on exercises and includes: 

Ideal for classroom lab work and on-the-job training for GIS students, instructors, GIS analysts, managers, web developers, and other professionals, Getting to Know Web GIS, fourth edition, uses a holistic approach to systematically teach the breadth of the Esri Geospatial Cloud.

To download the instructor slides, tutorial data, and assignment data, visit

The e-book of Getting to Know Web GIS, fouth edition, 9781589485938, $94.99, will be available at most online book retailers.

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Pinde Fu leads the ArcGIS Platform Engineering team at Esri Professional Services and teaches at universities including Harvard University Extension School. His specialties include web and mobile GIS technologies and applications in various industries. Several of his projects have won special achievement awards. Fu is the lead author of Web GIS: Principles and Applications (Esri Press, 2010) and the Getting to Know Web GIS series.

Dr. Jie Chang (author of chapter 9) is a product engineer for the Esri 3D Analyst team. His specialties include 3D, imagery, spatial analysis, and databases. He received his PhD from University of Texas Dallas.

ISBN: 9781589485921    2020   490 pages   $94.99