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GIS for Everyone : Exploring Your Neighborhood and Your World with a Geographic Information System
Author: Davis, David E.

Cover: cover
Pages: 156
List Price: $19.95
Published by ESRI Press
Date Published: 07/1999
ISBN: 1879102498


No matter who you are or what you do, you will find this book to be all you need to discover the fast-growing world of geographic information system (GIS) technology. Everything you need to get started is included.

  • More than 500 MB of detailed GIS data covering the entire planet
  • A full working version of ArcExplorer software, the most widely used geographic data viewer
  • Valuable geographic data for a ZIP Code of your choice
  • Tutorial exercises
  • Map gallery
In GIS For Everyone, you'll learn how digital maps are "smarter" than paper maps and just how much they can tell you about your world--its physical environment, man-made infrastructure, demographics, and political makeup, to mention only a few. You'll load geographic data from the companion CD and from the Internet. Within minutes, you'll be able to create attractive and accurate digital maps that you can print, embed in documents, E-mail, or publish on the World Wide Web.

Some of the explorations include:

  • San Diego, California
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Rio de Janeiro, Prague, and New York City
  • Austin, Texas
  • A ZIP Code of your choice
  • Sydney, Australia