Summary: Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop: Basics of ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo contains introductory concepts followed by scripted software exercises that reinforce an understanding of the conceptual material presented. This format encourages readers to acquire functional GIS skills in a variety of areas. Offering the most comprehensive overview of ArcGIS 9.3 available on the market today, Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, Second Edition Updated for ArcGIS 9.3, is valuable ...show moreas both a classroom text and as a manual for individuals learning ArcGIS. The workbook includes a fully functioning 180-day single-use trial version of ArcView 9.3 software on DVD and a CD of data for working through the exercises.
About the authors:
Tim Ormsby is the co-author of the best-selling books Getting to Know ArcView GIS, Extending ArcView GIS, and Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop.
Eileen J. Napoleon went to work as a geographer after receiving her master's degree in geography, first for the U.S. Forest Service and later for ESRI, where she has worked in GIS education for several years. Napoleon remains passionate about geography and education and enjoys teaching GIS and geographic concepts to those who are new to the subject.
Robert Burke is a senior instructor and technical writer at ESRI and teaches GIS and programming courses at the University of Redlands. He is the author of Getting to Know ArcObjects and co-author of the best-selling book Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop.
Carolyn Groessl is a former technical writer for ESRI Press.
Laura S. Bowden is a geographer and education specialist with ESRI Educational Products. She co-authored Community Geography: GIS in Action and Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop. ...show less
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