Get a Strong Schooling in How to Use GIS Software with New ESRI Press Book

    GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9, Third Edition, Covers All the Bases, from Mapping Data to 3D Geospatial Analysis

Redlands, California - July 15, 2008—GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9, Third Edition, this year's quintessential how-to geographic information system (GIS) software instruction book, will be available in August from ESRI Press.

Newcomers to GIS and advanced users of ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop software will appreciate this edition, updated for the new ArcGIS 9.3 release by authors Wilpen L. Gorr and Kristen S. Kurland. Besides teaching fundamentals, such as how to build maps using GIS data, exercises will also walk readers through the process of how to create geodatabases and import the data. In other lessons, students will learn to

  • Explore the basic data types within a GIS and use the Internet to gather GIS data.
  • Manage a spatial data edit session, digitize vector data, and transform the data to match real-world coordinates.
  • Map address data as points through a process called address geocoding.
  • Perform spatial analysis using geoprocessing tools and analysis workflow models.
This edition of GIS Tutorial also introduces instructions for using the ArcGIS 3D Analyst and ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extensions. Chapter 10 teaches readers how to use ArcGIS 3D Analyst to create 3D scenes, conduct fly-throughs, build animations, and conduct line-of-sight studies. In chapter 11, students will use the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension to, for example, analyze suitable sites in a city to place heart defibrillators based on raster data. The assignments in this chapter also include generating a hillshade, plotting analysis results, and using ModelBuilder to automate geoprocessing tasks.

A DVD with a 180-day trial of ArcView 9.3, along with a CD of data for use with the tutorials, comes with the book. Teacher resources and updates related to the book will be available at

GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9, Third Edition (ISBN: 978-1-58948-205-0, 456 pages, $79.95), is available at online retailers worldwide, at, or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options or contact your local ESRI distributor. For a current distributor list, visit Interested retailers can contact ESRI Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

About ESRI Press

ESRI Press publishes books on GIS, cartography, and the application of spatial analysis to many areas of public and private endeavor including land-use planning, health care, education, business, government, and science. The complete selection of GIS titles from ESRI Press can be found on the Web at

About ESRI

Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at


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