GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook for ArcGIS 10.1 Released

Tutorial from Esri Press Helps Users Learn Fundamental GIS Procedures

REDLANDS, Calif., May 2, 2013 — (PRNewswire) —   GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook provides an effective introduction to geographic information system (GIS) technology. As the first book in the Esri Press GIS Tutorial series, this popular workbook has been updated for compatibility with ArcGIS 10.1.


The book combines ArcGIS tutorials with self-study exercises and guides students through a series of step-by-step exercises to gradually increase their skills and confidence. Students also gain critical-thinking skills as they solve the real-world problems presented in the exercises.

Appropriate for self-study or the classroom, the workbook provides a comprehensive range of instruction-from creating maps and collecting data to using geoprocessing tools and data models. The book is generously illustrated throughout with full-color maps and other graphics.

The authors, Wilpen L. Gorr and Kristen S. Kurland, developed the workbook through their many years of teaching GIS to students at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook, 10.1 edition, (ISBN: 978-1-58948-335-4, 440 pages, US$79.95) includes data on DVD to complete the exercises and online access to a 180-day software trial of ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop Advanced. Instructor resources, including lecture slides and solutions for the assignments, are available. The workbook is available at online retailers worldwide, at, or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

About Esri Press

Esri Press publishes books on GIS, cartography, and related topics. The complete selection of GIS titles from Esri Press can be found on the web at

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at

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