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GIS Tutorial 1 Basic Workbook

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Preface
GIS
Tutorial
1:
B
as
ic
Workbook
is
the
direct
result
ofthe
au
thor
s'experiencesteaching
GIS
to
highschool
students
inas
ummer programat
Ca
rn
egie Mell
on
Universit
y,
undergrad
u
ate
a
nd
graduat
e
stu
dents
inseveral
departments
a
nd
disciplines
at
Carnegie MellonUniversity, as wellasworking professionals.
GIS Tutorial1
is a
hand
s-onworkbook
wi
th
s
tep
-by-step exercises
that
take
the
readerfrom
the
basics ofusing ArcGlSDes
ktop
i
nte
rf
aces
throughperform
i
ng
adv
an
ce
dspatialanalyses.
Instru
ctors
can
use
this
bookfor
the
lab
portion
ofa
GIS
course, or individualscanuse
it
f
or
se
lf-s
tu
dy.
You can
learn
alot
about
GIS
conceptsand principles
by
"doing"
an
d
we
provide
ma
ny
short
notes
on
a "just-i
n-time
"basis
to
help
this kind
oflearning.The bookhas
th
reepart
s;
Pa
rt
1,"
Us
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and
making
m a
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is essentialforall beginningstudents.Then come
thecha
pters
of
part
2,
"Working
with
spatial
da
ta
,"
an
d
par
t3, "L
earning
advancedGIS applications."Thesearelargely inde pend
entof
eacho
th
er, and
yo
u
can
u
se
them
in
the
order
tha
t bestfitsyour needsoryourclass'sneeds. Inchapt
er
1,readerslea
rn
the
basicsofworking
with
exi
sting
GIS
dataand maps. In chapters 2
and
3,
theylea
rn
howto
bu
ild mapsfrom
GIS
data.Theexercises inc
hapter
4teachreadershow
to
creategeodatabases and
importdat
ainto
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m.Cha
pter
5 explores
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e basic
data
types
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hin
GIS
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en
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atial
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aisalarge part
of
GIS work,
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chapter
6
tea
ches how
to
digitize vectorda
ta
and
trans
form
dat
atomatch real-worldcoordinate
s.
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chapter
7,
students
l
earn
how
to
t
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PREFACE
GIS TUTORIAL 1
ma
p
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ess
data
aspo
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th
rough the geocodi
ng
process. Chapters 8
an
d9
co
v
er
spa
ti
alanalysis
usin
g geoprocessi
ng
tools
and
a
na
ly
sis workflow model
s.
Chapt
ers
10
and
11provide
instruc
ti
ons
on
two
ArcG
ISex
tens
ion
s.
Chap
ter 10
i
nt
roduces Arc
GI
S 3DAn
al
yst,allowing stude
nt
s
to
create
3D
scenes.
co
nd
u
ct
fl
y-
th
rougha
nim
ati
on
s,a
nd
co
nduct
line-o(-sights
tud
ies.Finall
y,
chapter11
int
roduces ArcGISSp
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ia]Analyst for cr
ea
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an
danalyzingraster maps,
in
d
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h
Ul
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it
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rf
aces. and risk index
surf
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the
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rt
Your Turnassig
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ents
throughout eachchap
ter and
advancedass
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nts
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th
e e
nd
of
eachch
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t
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. Thequickestwayto increase
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indep
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ndent
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theassig
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isbookcomeswithaDVDco
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need toi
nstall
th
esoft ware
and
da
ta
inorder
to
pe
rf
o
rm
the exercises
and
assignmen
ts
in
this
book.(If you have
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you will needto
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tall it.)
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eArcGISDesk
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isbookwill work for
in
structors
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dents
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me w
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end
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D.
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ch
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reso
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ss.