Understanding GIS : An ArcGIS Project Workbook (PAP/DVD)

Understanding GIS : An ArcGIS Project Workbook (PAP/DVD)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 360 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781589482425
  • DDC分類 621

Full Description

Learn the geographic approach to solving problems. "Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook" explains the methods, tools, and processes needed to apply full-scale GIS analysis to a spatially based problem. This book lets you assume the role of a GIS analyst challenged with finding the best location for a new park along the Los Angeles River in Southern California. The problem is complex: you need vacant land that's close to the river in park-poor urban neighborhoods with lots of families. The book provides the starting data and guidance you need to perform a complete GIS analysis: explore the study area; evaluate the data; build a database; process, edit, and analyze the data; model alternative outcomes; map your findings; and share your results on interactive web maps. Through this process, you develop critical-thinking and geographic problem-solving skills. You also learn to use ArcGIS(R) Desktop 10 software from Esri(R). "Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook" includes valuable learning materials: -Self-paced tutorials. The project is carried out progressively in nine lessons comprising more than thirty exercises. Each exercise has step-by-step instructions, graphics to confirm your results, and explanations of key concepts. - ArcGIS Desktop 10 software. The book includes access to a 90-day software trial to perform the analysis. The book's DVD includes starting data for the project. - An online Understanding GIS Resource Center includes the book's final lesson in PDF format, GIS TV videos that walk you through the exercises in real time, exercise results for each lesson, and more. This book teaches students how to practice GIS by planning and carrying out a complex GIS project. This book is divided into two parts: the first part explains key concepts and offers exercises covering a range of functionality (for example, geographic data management, visualization, editing, map production). The second part consists of a series of related exercises organized around a Los Angeles River project. The phases of the project involve building a robust geodatabase that will support a variety of possible GIS uses; conducting a site-selection analysis (locating a new park along the river); and creating a map layout to support and explain the analysis, and share results.

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           v
Preface ix
Lesson 1 Frame the problem and explore the 1 (56)
study area
Frame the problem 5 (2)
Exercise 1a Explore the study area 7 (24)
Exercise 1b Do exploratory data analysis 31 (26)
Lesson 2 Preview data 57 (26)
Exercise 2a List the data requirements 59 (3)
Exercise 2b Examine data 62 (12)
Exercise 2c Reframe the problem statement 74 (9)
Lesson 3 Choose the data 83 (36)
Exercise 3a Choose datasets 85 (17)
Exercise 3b Choose a coordinate system 102(17)
Lesson 4 Build the database 119(50)
Exercise 4a Create a geodatabase 121(2)
Exercise 4b Project a feature class 123(6)
Exercise 4c Convert feature classes 129(3)
Exercise 4d Prepare the city and county 132(7)
Exercise 4e Prepare the river data 139(2)
Exercise 4f Prepare the park data 141(7)
Exercise 4g Prepare the block group data 148(10)
Exercise 4h Prepare the parcel data 158(11)
Lesson 5 Edit data 169(22)
Exercise 5a Edit a feature 171(11)
Exercise 5b Create a new park feature 182(9)
Lesson 6 Conduct the analysis 191(46)
Exercise 6a Establish proximity zones 194(9)
Exercise 6b Apply demographic constraints 203(6)
Exercise 6c Select suitable parcels 209(15)
Exercise 6d Clean up the map and 224(7)
Exercise 6e Evaluate results 231(6)
Lesson 7 Automate the analysis 237(46)
Exercise 7a Set up the model 239(4)
Exercise 7b Build the model (Part 1) 243(12)
Exercise 7c Build the model (Part 2) 255(10)
Exercise 7d Run the model as a tool 265(7)
Exercise 7e Document the model 272(11)
Lesson 8 Present analysis results 283(52)
Exercise 8a Create the main map 287(16)
Exercise 8b Place inset maps and graphs 303(13)
Exercise 8c Finish the map 316(19)
Lesson 9 Share results online 335(4)
Appendix A Analysis issues 339(8)
Appendix B Data and photo credits and data 347(6)
license agreement
Index 353