Wednesday, July 15, 2015

ESRI ArcGIS Book Available in Print or Online

ESRI Unveils The ArcGIS Book:  10 Big Ideas about Applying Geography to Your World

ESRI, the world’s leading supplier of Geographic Information System (GIS) software, Web GIS, and geodatabase management applications, has created The ArcGISBook: 10 Big Ideas about Applying Geography to Your World.

From ESRI:  The book “explores Web GIS in ten chapters, each focused on one big idea.  You will learn how to do new things with GIS and accomplish familiar tasks more quickly and easily.  For inspiration on what you can do with Web GIS, the book includes links to hundreds of live examples of web maps and apps as well as videos of thought leaders sharing their vision for what you can accomplish by adopting the Web GIS concepts.”

In each of the ten chapters, Quickstarts tell you what you need to know about the software, data, and web resources that pertain to that aspect of the ArcGIS system.  The Learn ArcGIS Lessons pages are your gateways to online, hands-on tutorials from Learn ArcGIS website.

“The intended audience for The ArcGIS Book is diverse:  from GIS professionals expanding into online mapping to information workers in every field who recognize the power of maps to communicate information clearly.”  And the book is available in print, as a downloadable PDF, and as an interactive Web page.

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library offers access to ESRI GIS software and online GIS tutorials, datasets, online mapping applications, in-house GIS data, and one-on-one assistance from the GIS Specialist.  The GIS Research Area is equipped with 28 high-end Lenovo ThinkCentre N58 computers, and faculty may reserve the area for instructional or working lab sessions.

For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097. 

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