Learning ArcGIS for Desktop

Create, analyze, and map your spatial data with ArcGIS for Desktop
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Learning ArcGIS for Desktop

Daniela Cristiana Docan

Create, analyze, and map your spatial data with ArcGIS for Desktop
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782175797
Paperback344 pages

Book Description

ArcGIS for Desktop is one of the main components of the ESRI ArcGIS platform used to support decision making and solve real-world mapping problems. Learning ArcGIS for Desktop is a tutorial-based guide that provides a practical experience for those who are interested in start working with ArcGIS.

The first five chapters cover the basic concepts of working with the File Geodatabase, as well as editing and symbolizing geospatial data. Then, the book focuses on planning and performing spatial analysis on vector and raster data using the geoprocessing and modeling tools. Finally, the basic principles of cartography design will be used to create a quality map that presents the information that resulted from the spatial analysis previously performed. To keep you learning throughout the chapters, all exercises have partial and final results stored in the dataset that accompanies the book. Finally, the book offers more than it promises by using the ArcGIS Online component in the tutorials as source of background data and for results sharing

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with ArcGIS
Hardware and software requirements
Installing ArcGIS for Desktop
Exploring ArcGIS for Desktop
Summary
Chapter 2: Using Geographic Principles
Using coordinate systems
Geodetic datum and geoid
Using a coordinate reference system
Using map projections
Transforming coordinate reference systems
Summary
Chapter 3: Creating a Geodatabase and Interpreting Metadata
Creating a geodatabase
Importing existing data
Documenting a geodatabase using metadata
Summary
Chapter 4: Creating Map Symbology
Creating symbols
Creating labels
Summary
Chapter 5: Creating and Editing Data
Creating and editing features
Creating and editing attribute data
Creating new features
Summary
Chapter 6: Analyzing Geographic Data and Presenting the Results
Planning the data analysis and preparing data
Performing the analysis
Creating a data report
Summary
Chapter 7: Working with Geoprocessing Tools and ModelBuilder
Working with Geoprocessing tools
Working with ModelBuilder
Summary
Chapter 8: Using Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst
Using Spatial Analyst
Using 3D Analyst
Calculating surface area and volume
Summary
Chapter 9: Working with Aerial and Satellite Imagery
Using aerial imagery
Using satellite imagery
Summary
Chapter 10: Designing Maps
Working with the map layout
Working with map templates
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the functionality of ArcGIS for Desktop applications
  • Explore coordinate reference system concepts and work with different map projections
  • Create, populate, and document a File Geodatabase
  • Manage, create, and edit feature shapes and attributes
  • Built automate analysis workfl ows with ModelBuilder
  • Apply basic principles of map design to create good-looking maps
  • Analyze raster and three-dimensional data with the Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst extensions

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with ArcGIS
Hardware and software requirements
Installing ArcGIS for Desktop
Exploring ArcGIS for Desktop
Summary
Chapter 2: Using Geographic Principles
Using coordinate systems
Geodetic datum and geoid
Using a coordinate reference system
Using map projections
Transforming coordinate reference systems
Summary
Chapter 3: Creating a Geodatabase and Interpreting Metadata
Creating a geodatabase
Importing existing data
Documenting a geodatabase using metadata
Summary
Chapter 4: Creating Map Symbology
Creating symbols
Creating labels
Summary
Chapter 5: Creating and Editing Data
Creating and editing features
Creating and editing attribute data
Creating new features
Summary
Chapter 6: Analyzing Geographic Data and Presenting the Results
Planning the data analysis and preparing data
Performing the analysis
Creating a data report
Summary
Chapter 7: Working with Geoprocessing Tools and ModelBuilder
Working with Geoprocessing tools
Working with ModelBuilder
Summary
Chapter 8: Using Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst
Using Spatial Analyst
Using 3D Analyst
Calculating surface area and volume
Summary
Chapter 9: Working with Aerial and Satellite Imagery
Using aerial imagery
Using satellite imagery
Summary
Chapter 10: Designing Maps
Working with the map layout
Working with map templates
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781782175797
Paperback344 pages
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