Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS (häftad)
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3rd Edition
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Dangermond, Jack (foreword)
black & white illustrations, figures
234 x 190 x 38 mm
1133 g
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Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS (häftad)

Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS

A Workbook Approach to Learning GIS

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An integrated approach that combines essential GIS background with a practical workbook on applying the principles in ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1 Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGISintegrates a broad introduction to GIS with a software-specific workbook for Esri's ArcGIS. Where most courses make do using two separate texts, one covering GIS and another the software, this book enables students and instructors to use a single text with an integrated approach covering both in one volume with a common vocabulary and instructional style. This revised edition focuses on the latest software updates ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1. In addition to its already successful coverage, the book allows students to experience publishing maps on the Internet through new exercises, and introduces the idea of programming in the language Esri has chosen for applications (i.e., Python). A DVD is packaged with the book, as in prior editions, containing data for working out all of the exercises. This complete, user-friendly coursebook: * Is updated for the latest ArcGIS releases ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1 * Introduces the central concepts of GIS and topics needed to understand spatial information analysis * Provides a considerable ability to operate important tools in ArcGIS * Demonstrates new capabilities of ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1 * Provides a basis for the advanced study of GIS and the study of the newly emerging field of GIScience Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS, Third Edition is the ideal guide for undergraduate students taking courses such as Introduction to GIS, Fundamentals of GIS, and Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop. It is also an important guide for professionals looking to update their skills for ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1.
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MICHAEL KENNEDY, AICP, is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of The Global Positioning System and ArcGIS, Third Edition, as well as books on Fortran, Pascal, and PL/One. He has presented papers on GIS analysis quality control at Esri User Conferences and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Association of American Geographers, and the American Planning Association.


Foreword xxvii Preface to Third Edition xxix Preface to First Edition xxxv Introduction xliii PART I Basic Concepts of GIS 1 CHAPTER 1 Some Concepts That Underpin GIS 3 You Ask: What Is GIS About? 3 And So You Ask Again: What Is GIS About? 4 EXERCISE 1-1 (PROJECT) Finding a Geographic Site by Manual Means 5 More of What GIS Is About 10 Next Steps: Seemingly Independent Things You Need To Know 11 Determining Where Something Is: Coordinate Systems 12 Determining Where Something Is: Latitude and Longitude 14 Geodesy, Coordinate Systems, Geographic Projections, and Scale 15 Projected Coordinate Systems 15 Geographic vs. Projected Coordinates: A Comparison 17 Two Projected Coordinate Systems: UTM and State Plane 17 Physical Dimensionality 20 Global Positioning Systems 22 Remote Sensing 22 Relational Databases 23 Searching (and Indexing) in General 29 Another Definition of GIS 30 Computer Software: In General 32 STEP-BY-STEP 35 EXERCISE 1-2 (PROJECT) Developing a Fast Facts File for the Information You Learn 35 Understanding the File Structure for the Exercises 36 EXERCISE 1-3 (MINOR PROJECT) Getting Set Up with ArcGIS 37 EXERCISE 1-4 (PROJECT) Looking at the ArcCatalog Program 38 Anatomy of the ArcCatalog Window 39 Setting Some Options 40 The Catalog Tree 42 Connecting to a Folder 44 The Toolbars and the Status Bar 45 An Optional Step 49 Exploring Basic GIS Data Storage Models 50 EXERCISE 1-5 (MAJOR PROJECT) Exploring Data with ArcCatalog Fire Hydrants in a Village 51 Copying Data over to Your Personal Folder 51 Examining the Table 54 Deriving Information from the Table 55 Sorting the Records 55 Finding Values in a Table 56 Identifying Geographic Features and Coordinates 57 Looking at GeoGraphics 58 A First Look at Metadata 59 Using ArcCatalog to Place Data in ArcMap 61 EXERCISE 1-6 (PROJECT) A Look at Some Spatial Data for Finding a Site for the Wildcat Boat Facility 63 Using the Area on the Disk for Your Own Work 64 Copying Data over to Your Personal IGIS Folder 64 Searching for GIS Data 65 Exploring Soils 70 But Something Is Missing 71 Is the Newly Found Data Applicable? 73 Making a Personal Geodatabase Feature Class from a Coverage 74 Looking at the Landcover Personal Geodatabase Feature Class 75 Further Examining the Wildcat Boat Facility Area Data Sets 76 EXERCISE 1-7 (PROJECT) Looking at Wildcat Boat Data with ArcMap 79 Seeing the Results of the Join 82 EXERCISE 1-8 (PROJECT) Understanding the ArcGIS Help System 82 A Button for Instant Help: What s This? (for ArcGIS Desktop version 10.0 only) 82 Getting Instant Help for a Tool or Command (for ArcGIS Desktop version 10.1) 83 The Help System and Documentation 83 ArcGIS Help across the Internet 84 EXERCISE 1-9 (DULL STUFF) Using ArcCatalog for Mundane Operations 85 EXERCISE 1-10 (REVIEW) Checking, Updating, and Organizing Your Fast Facts File 86 What s Next? 88 CHAPTER 2 Characteristics and Examples of Spatial Data 89 The Original Form of Spatial Data: Maps 89 Moving Spatial Data from Maps to Computers: Forces for Change 90 Spatial Data 94 Limiting the Scope 95 Spatial Data for Decision Making 95 Sets of Spatial Data: The Database 95 Spatial Databases: Inherent Diffi culties 96 Information Systems 101 Uses for a Geographic Information System 103 STEP-BY-STEP 113 EXERCISE 2-1 (MOSTLY OUTSIDE) Appreciating Geographic Space and Spatial Data 113 EXERCISE 2-2 (SETUP) ArcMap Toolbar Examination and Review 114 EXERCISE 2-3 (MAJOR PROJECT) Exploring Different Types of Geographic Data 117 The Basic Difference between ArcCatalog and ArcMap 117 Exploring Data from the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) 117 Preliminaries 118 Seeing the GPS File in ArcMap 118 Looking at the GPS Trac