Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook explains the methods and tools needed to apply GIS analysis to a spatial problem by finding the best location for a new park along the Los Angeles River in Southern California. Through this process, readers develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and learn to use ArcGIS® 10.1 for Desktop software from Esri®. Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook includes valuable learning materials: —Self-paced tutorials. The project is carried out progressively in nine lessons comprising more than thirty exercises. Each exercise has step-by-step instructions, graphics to confirm your results, and explanations of key concepts.ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop software. —The book includes access to ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop software (180-day use) to perform the analysis. The book’s DVD includes project data. —An online Understanding GIS Resource Center includes the book’s final lesson in PDF format, “GIS TV” videos that walk you through the exercises in real time, exercise results for each lesson, and more.