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Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, fifth edition, is a comprehensive introduction to the features and tools of ArcGIS Desktop. Through hands-on exercises, readers will discover, use, make, and share maps with meaningful content. They will also learn how to build geodatabases, query data, analyze geospatial data, and more. The latest edition has been updated to the most current version of ArcGIS Desktop 10.6. Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop is suited for classroom use, independent study, and as a reference.
Data for completing the exercises and a 180-day free trial of ArcGIS Desktop are available for download.
An e-book of Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, fifth edition, ISBN 9781589485112, $99.99, is available at most e-book retailers. Note: Esri Press e-books do not include 180-day trial software. Instead, you can download the ArcGIS Trial at http: //www.esri.com/arcgis/trial.
About the Author
Michael Law has worked professionally with GIS since 2004 when he began at Rand McNally Canada and later worked as a cartographer for Esri Press, where he developed cartography for books, and edited and tested GIS workbooks. Now based in Toronto, Canada, Law continues to work with GIS software, writing technical documentation, teaching training courses, and designing and optimizing user interfaces. Amy Collins was first introduced to GIS in 2002 when she began working as a technical editor at Esri. There, she honed her GIS skills and cultivated an interest in designing effective instructional materials. Now a writer and editor based in Northern California, she continues to develop GIS materials, among other projects.