New GIS Tutorial Book just out
November 25th, 2005 by JTJ

ESRI Press has a new book out, a tutorial for ArcView 9 by friends-of-the-IAJ Wilpen Gorr and Kristen S. Kurland at Carnegie Mellon University. What's of special interest to journalists is the example projects, one “creating a voting
district map for a local election” and another “
county financial information in a map.”  These, and more, would be
perfect fits in a journo's tool box.  Don't be put off by the list
price of $70; Amazon has it marked down to $45.

New GIS Tutorial Book Provides Self-Study Instruction for ArcView
21, 2005 — Redlands, California—All geographic information system (GIS) users, from classroom instructors to field surveyors, can now turn to a common resource to enhance their work.

A new workbook from ESRI Press shows how GIS meets the needs of a wide range of professions and technological abilities. GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9
offers exercises and instructions that users can adapt to specific
training needs, whether it is teaching GIS in a classroom or using the
book for individual study. The book takes readers through the process
of using a variety of GIS functionality, from creating maps and
collecting data to using geoprocessing tools and models for advanced

GIS Tutorial includes scripted exercises that use detailed step-by-step instructions and graphics to illustrate specific ArcGIS
tools and GIS workflows. Exercise assignments give precise instructions
and pose real-world problem scenarios including creating a voting
district map for a local election,
comparing county financial information in a map, geocoding household
hazardous wastes, and analyzing populations in California cities at
risk for earthquakes. A fully functioning 180-day trial version of ArcView 9 software on CD-ROM and a CD of data for working through the tutorials are included with the book.

GIS experts Wilpen L. Gorr and Kristen S. Kurland prepared the book
with comprehensive instruction in mind. Gorr is a professor of public
policy and information systems management at the H. John Heinz III
School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kurland holds a joint faculty appointment at
Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School of Public Policy and
Management and School of Architecture, where she teaches GIS, CAD, 3D
visualization, and computer-aided facilities management.

GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9 (ISBN 1-58948-127-5, 374 pages, $69.95) is available in bookstores and online retailers worldwide or can be purchased at Amazon Online Store or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, contact your local ESRI distributor. Books published by ESRI Press are distributed to the trade by Independent Publishers Group (tel.: 1-800-888-4741, Web:

For pricing information or to order a copy of “GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9,”
visit Amazon Book Store.

Press Information:
Nikki Snowhite, ESRI
Tel.: 909-793-2853, extension 1-2194
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