Esri Press has released a new GIS tutorial book:
Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook, explains the methods, tools, and processes needed to apply full-scale GIS analysis to a spatially based problem. Readers are guided through a hypothetical project of selecting a suitable location for a park near the Los Angeles River in California.
“This book provides the starting data and guidance you need to perform a complete GIS analysis including how to explore the study area, evaluate the data, and build a database; process, edit, and analyze the data; model outcomes; map your findings; and share your results on interactive web maps,” said Christian Harder, who coauthored the book with Tim Ormsby and Thomas Balstrøm.
The workbook contains self guided tutorials and an evaluation copy of ArcGIS Desktop 10.