Explore, analyze, and elaborate on information you extract using ArcGIS? software with EXPLORING TROPICAL CYCLONES: GIS INVESTIGATIONS FOR THE EARTH SCIENCES. This interactive guides letsyou tap the power of the ArcGIS? software to explore, manipulate, and analyze large data sets. The guide emphasizes the visualization, analysis, and multimedia integration capabilities inherent to GIS. The GIS information has been preprocessed into maps and legends, and some procedures have been automated so you can focus on the science content.
This guide to Geographic Information System (GIS) software provides instruction exercises on launching GIS, locating files, manipulation map views, querying databases, and uncovering patters. Specific information is provided for understanding cyclones and hurricanes. Color and black-and-white illustrations support the text. A companion CD-ROM contains ArcView GIS software and data sets. The authors are affiliated with the University of Arizona. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)