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Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS: A Workbook Approach to Learning GIS, 3rd Edition by Michael D. Kennedy

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ArcGIS Help across the Internet
____ 10. Click Help on the ArcCatalog Main menu. Click the ArcGIS Resource Center. If your computer is connected to the Internet, you will get to resources.esri.com, which provides interesting information. Spend some time looking at the Web page. Click on the tabs at the top of the page, and look at the drop-down menus. With a browser look at support.esri.com.
____ 11. Look for the Knowledge Base heading. This entire site changes frequently, so don’t be surprised if this is a difficult step to follow. If you want to get a very extensive GIS dictionary, you will see GIS Dictionary as an entry within the Knowledge Base tab. Click it.
Look up “geodatabase.” Look up “file geodatabase.” Look up “datum.”
Look up “relational database.” Look up “projection.” Look up some other term that you might have been wondering about.
What’s the difference between the GIS Dictionary and the Glossary? Just that they were put together by different people at different times. Understand that Esri evolved from a single consultant working out of his home into a huge organization. Esri was not planned from the top down; it grew from the bottom up. So, you can expect lots of duplication.
In this text, I will not define many terms. Nor will I include a glossary. With all the capabilities you have to get definitions on demand, I decided it would be better to save a few trees. If you want a printed dictionary you can obtain A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Geographic Information ...

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