Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, Second Edition Updated for ArcGIS 10
by Tim Ormsby, Eileen Napoleon, Robert Burke, Carolyn Groessl, Laura Bowden
Esri Press, 2010, 604 pp.
Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop introduces principles of GIS as it teaches the mechanics of Esri's leading software technology. Key concepts are combined with detailed illustrations and step-by-step exercises to acquaint readers with the building blocks of ArcGIS Desktop including ArcMap for displaying and querying maps, ArcCatalog for organizing geographic data, and ModelBuilder for diagramming and processing solutions to complex spatial analysis problems. Its broad scope, simple style, and practical orientation make this book an ideal classroom text and an excellent resource for independent study. A data CD for working through the exercises is included with the book and access to a 180-day trial of ArcGIS Desktop 10 is provided.
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