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Making Spatial Decisions Using ArcGIS

A Workbook

Kathryn Keranen (author) Robert Kolvoord (author)

ISBN: 9781589484849

Publication Date: Aug 2017

Format: Paperback

Provides a broad overview of the capabilities of using ArcGIS Pro to use geospatial tools to solve real-world problems. This book takes full advantage of the integrative nature of ArcGIS Pro and its advanced capabilities to seamlessly unite cloud-based and desktop GIS.
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How can we protect...?" "Where do we allocate...?" "What's the extent and pattern of...?" You have questions in a spatial context; Making Spatial Decisions Using ArcGIS has answers based in The Science of Where.

Making Spatial Decisions Using ArcGIS Pro is a textbook that provides the user with a broad overview of the capabilities of using ArcGIS Pro to use geospatial tools to solve real-world problems. This book takes full advantage of the integrative nature of ArcGIS Pro and its advanced capabilities to seamlessly unite cloud-based and desktop GIS. The lessons included in this book have been adapted and updated from lessons from Keranen and Kolvoord's popular first three ESRI Press books: Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS, Making Spatial Decisions Using Remote Sensing, and Making Spatial Decisions Using Lidar.
Illustrations 447 illustrations
Pages 290
Dimensions 254 x 203
Date Published 30 Aug 2017
Publisher Esri Press
Subject/s Geographical information systems (GIS) & remote sensing  
  • Preface
  • About the Authors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Module 1: Hazardous emergency decisions
  • PROJECT 1: An explosive situation in Springfield, Virginia
  • PROJECT 2: Skirting the spill in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Module 2: Hurricane damage decisions
  • PROJECT 1: Coastal flooding from Hurricane Katrina
  • PROJECT 2: Hurricane Wilma storm surge
  • Module 3: Law enforcement decisions
  • PROJECT 1: Crime in the nation's capital
  • PROJECT 2: Analyzing crime in San Diego, CA
  • Module 4: Composite Images
  • PROJECT 1: Creating multispectral imagery of the Chesapeake Bay
  • PROJECT 2: Multispectral Composite Bands of the Las Vegas Area
  • Module 5: Unsupervised Classification
  • PROJECT 1: Unsupervised classification of the Chesapeake Bay
  • PROJECT 2: Calculating unsupervised classification of Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Module 6: Supervised Classification
  • PROJECT 1: Calculating supervised classification of the Chesapeake Bay
  • PROJECT 2: Calculating supervised classification of Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Module 7: Basic Lidar Skills
  • PROJECT 1: Basic lidar skills using Baltimore, MD data
  • PROJECT 2: San Francisco, CA
  • Module 8: Location of Solar Panels
  • PROJECT 1: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • PROJECT 2: San Francisco University, San Francisco, California
  • Module 9: Forest Vegetation Height
  • PROJECT 1: George Washington National Forest, Virginia
  • PROJECT 2: Michaux State Forest, PA
  • Appendix A: Image and Data Credits
  • Book Resources
Kathryn Keranen is a retired teacher. She was instrumental in introducing GPS, GIS, and remote sensing into the geosystems curriculum in Fairfax County, Virginia. After retiring she became a private consultant and an authorized K-12 ESRI instructor. She has consulted for various universities and is an adjunct instructor at James Madison University and Towson University.

Robert Kolvoord is a professor of integrated science and technology at James Madison University (JMU). His main research interests are in the use of geospatial technologies in K-12 classrooms. He has administered a variety of professional and curriculum development grants and workshops to help teachers bring these technologies to their classrooms. Prior to coming to JMU, Dr. Kolvoord worked at the University of Arizona where he was a founder of the nonprofit Center for Image Processing in Education.

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