GIS is your tool, not your career. How can you quickly begin applying GIS in your work?
The GIS 20: Essential Skills, third edition, presents step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and practical tips on how to perform the top 20 skills needed to successfully use a geographic information system (GIS). These skills include finding and editing data, querying GIS maps, creating reports, and sharing and publishing maps.
Note: This e-book requires ArcGIS software. You can download the ArcGIS Trial at http://www.esri.com/arcgis/trial, contact your school or business Esri Site License Administrator, or purchase a student or individual license through the Esri Store.
About the Author
Gina Clemmer is the president of New Urban Research, Inc., a research and training company in Portland, Oregon. She has spent the better part of the last decade training thousands of new GIS users across the country. The company’s most popular workshop, Mapping Your Community: An Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis, has been taken by more than 15,000 working professionals. Clemmer holds a masters degree in urban planning from the University of Iowa. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband.
Table of ContentsA note to the reader
Chapter 1: Downloading shapefiles and using essential ArcMap tools
Chapter 2: Creating basic maps and layouts
Chapter 3: Projecting shapefiles
Chapter 4: Preparing data for ArcMap
Chapter 5: Joining data to maps
Chapter 6: Creating thematic maps
Chapter 7: Working with data tables
Chapter 8: Address mapping
Chapter 9: Creating a categorical map
Chapter 10: GPS point mapping
Chapter 11: Editing
Chapter 12: Creating attribute queries
Chapter 13: Creating location queries
Chapter 14: Using geoprocessing tools
Chapter 15: Creating geodatabases
Chapter 16: Joining boundaries
Chapter 17: Working with aerial photography
Chapter 18: Creating reports
Chapter 19: Sharing work
Chapter 20: Publishing maps