These modules are designed with step-by-step directions to let even novice users utilize the power of the ArcView? GIS application to explore, manipulate, and analyze large data sets. Each new copy contains a CD with unlimited access to the SAGUARO projects and data as well as a 120-day time-locked dual-platform version of the ArcView? software. (Site license users of ArcGIS software can order the guides without the CD.) The manuals can be purchased alone, bundled together, and/or bundled with The Changing Earth.
A hands-on guide for computer novices, this book/CD-ROM package shows how to use geographic information systems (GIS) software to explore, manipulate, and analyze large data sets. Based on observations derived from real research programs, exercises begin with global issues, then progress to regional and local issues, highlighting connections between science and society and relating global phenomena to daily life. Step-by-step instructions guide readers through launching the GIS application, finding files, and querying databases. The companion CD-ROM contains ArcView GIS software and data sets for exercises. The authors are affiliated with the University of Arizona. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)