to the First Edition1
The purpose of Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS is threefold.
Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS is meant to serve as a text book for a standard one-semester course. It is suitable for a university, college, technical school, or advanced high school course, meeting for three hours per week. Between two and five additional hours per week are required for laboratory work, depending on the capabilities and computer experience of the students. The text may also be used for self-study.
The book, and any course taught from it, depend on having ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop and Workstation software, version 9.0, 9.1, or higher, available. The assumption is that the students will have access to full the ArcInfo package offered to colleges and universities under the generous site license agreement that ESRI offers to educational institutions. ...