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Geographic Information Systems in Action

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Geographic Information Systems in Action
, 1st Edition
 offers content that not only teaches GIS techniques, the ideas behind them, and how they work, but also—through a series of graded, hands-on content oriented activities--challenges students to think through what they are doing and why before going on to practical ArcGIS exercises. This deeper understanding, and the superior problem-solving skills students gain from using the text, will also make them highly valuable employees, in addition to well-informed students.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Preface
  4. Chapter 1: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. Behavioral Indicators
    3. Chapter Overview
    4. What Is GIS?
    5. What GIS Does
    6. The GIS User Community
    7. The GIS Skill Set
    8. Incorporating GIS Knowledge and Skills into Your Work and the Workplace
    9. Additional Reading and Resources
    10. Industry Profile
    11. Key Terms
  5. Chapter 2: GIS Representation
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. Behavioral Indicators
    3. Chapter Overview
    4. Nature of Geographic Data
    5. Types of Distributions
    6. Geographic Dimensionality
    7. Data Measurement Levels
    8. Map Symbolism
    9. Geographic Scale
    10. Projections, Datums, and Reference Systems
    11. Raster versus Vector (Basic GIS Data Models)
    12. Additional Reading and Resources
    13. Pertinent Websites
    14. Key Terms
  6. Chapter 3: Creating and Editing GIS Data
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. Behavioral Indicators
    3. Chapter Overview
    4. Geographic Data Formats
    5. Creating New Features with Template Layouts
    6. Creating Point, Line, and Polygon Features
    7. Setting Feature Template Properties
    8. Creating and Editing Annotations
    9. Digitizing Features
    10. Editing Topology
    11. Principles and Practice of Spatial Adjustment
    12. Additional Reading and Resources
    13. Key Terms
  7. Chapter 4: Basic Map Queries
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. Behavioral Indicators
    3. Chapter Overview
    4. Essentials of Map Layers
    5. Selecting Map Layers
    6. Identifying Features
    7. Interactively Identifying Map Features
    8. Selecting by Location
    9. Selecting by Attributes
    10. Using Addresses or Place Names to Search for Features (Find)
    11. Additional Reading and Resources
    12. Resources
    13. Key Terms
  8. Chapter 5: Common ArcGIS Tools
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. Behavioral Indicators
    3. Chapter Overview
    4. Overlay Analysis
    5. Proximity Analysis
    6. Summary Statistics
    7. Table Management
    8. Additional Reading and Resources
    9. Key Terms
  9. Chapter 6: Raster Operations
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. Behavioral Indicators
    3. Chapter Overview
    4. Raster Data and Map Algebra
    5. Spatial Analyst Module, Terminology, and Classes
    6. Image Analysis Toolsets and Terms
    7. Additional Reading and Resources
    8. Key Terms
  10. Chapter 7: Network Analysis
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. Behavioral Indicators
    3. Chapter Overview
    4. Geometric Networks
    5. Transportation Networks
    6. Location Allocation
    7. Additional Reading and Resources
    8. Key Terms
  11. Chapter 8: Surface Analysis
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. Behavioral Indicators
    3. Chapter Overview
    4. Geostatistics (Interpolation)
    5. Raster Surface Toolset
    6. Viewshed Analysis
    7. Additional Reading and Resources
    8. Key Terms
  12. Chapter 9: Constructing Models
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. Behavioral Indicators
    3. Chapter Overview
    4. GIS Models and ModelBuilder
    5. Executing Tools in ModelBuilder
    6. Additional Reading and Resources
    7. Key Terms
  13. Chapter 10: Reporting Results
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. Behavioral Indicators
    3. Chapter Overview
    4. Charts and Diagrams
    5. Route Logs
    6. Web Maps and Story Maps
    7. Additional Reading and Resources
    8. Key Terms
  14. Endnote
  15. End User License Agreement