Esri Press

Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop 10.8

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E-book published in January 2021

Want to get up and running with ArcGIS® Desktop? Start here.

Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, sixth edition, is the classic textbook that introduces readers to the features and tools of ArcGIS Desktop, specifically ArcMapTM, the popular professional geographic information system (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 essential to thousands of businesses and organizations.

Through hands-on exercises, readers get a comprehensive introduction to the features and tools of ArcMap. Discover, use, make, and share maps with meaningful content. Learn how to build geodatabases, query data, analyze geospatial data, and more. Now in its sixth iteration, this edition of Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop has been updated to teach and function with the most current version of the software, ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.x. Data for completing the exercises and a 180-day free trial of ArcGIS Desktop are available for download.

Explore why Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop is a top-selling choice for classroom use, independent study, and as a reference for students and professionals alike.

Michael Law is a cartographer and GIS professional with more than a decade of experience. He was a cartographer for Esri, where he developed cartography for books, edited and tested GIS workbooks, and was the editor of the Esri Map Book. He continues to work with GIS software, writing technical documentation, teaching training courses, and designing and optimizing user interfaces.

Amy Collins is a writer and editor who has worked with GIS for over 16 years. She was a technical editor for Esri, where she honed her GIS skills and cultivated an interest in designing effective instructional materials. She continues to develop books on GIS education, among other projects.

ISBN: 9781589485785    2020   600 pages   $99.99