Esri Publishes Getting to Know ArcGIS, Fourth Edition

Learn the fundamentals of making digital maps, analyzing geospatial data, and building and editing spatial databases using the workbook Getting to Know ArcGIS, fourth edition, published by Esri.

Updated for use with the latest version of Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop software, Getting to Know ArcGIS teaches geographic information system (GIS) concepts and common tasks such as how to find GIS data online, create a web map, set map projections, symbolize and label maps, edit data, and geocode addresses.

The workbook also provides a preview of the new ArcGIS for Desktop ArcGIS Pro application. ArcGIS Pro is a new application for quickly creating and working with spatial data on your desktop. It includes scientific tools for spatial analysis, along with the capabilities needed to create and publish 2D and 3D content and to share maps in ArcGIS Online or on an internal server portal.

The workbook, which provides a comprehensive understanding of all the tools and functionality available in ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Desktop, can be used in classroom settings or for on-the-job training. The data for working through the exercises and a 180-day free trial of ArcGIS are available for download at Esri’s Book Resources website at


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