Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Esri Press; 1 edition (March 16, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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I bought this book for self-study after completing a GIS certificate program from a major university. I was looking forward to enhancing my GIS skills. By the second chapter, I realized that this book does not match up with the most current version of ArcGIS Online. I was able to muddle through, and figured out how to navigate through the newer version of ArcGIS Online on my own. By the third chapter, I discovered I couldn't go any further without access to ArcGIS for Server. Don't buy this book unless you are taking a class that uses this as a textbook.
I was lucky enough to take a WebGIS Course at a major university that was taught by Dr. Pinde Fu (the author) and I learned so much. The book was able to provide a detailed background on each topic and then a lab to practice the skills.You will learn how to create web maps on ArcGIS.com, web apps, publish data through ArcGIS Server, and even dive into adapting API's and writing Python scripts
A good book if you are taking a class and have access to ArcGIS Online for Organizations. The public Online service will not allow you to do very many problems with this book. If you do not have access to an organizational account only a few chapters are doable. Yes, there are a few differences between the book and what is currently online, but those problems are surmountable - especially if you have a good teacher. I am glad I took the class and used the book, but without the class, I would have been sorely disappointed.
This is a great book that chains most of the important components in developing web gis projects in a pleasant way, well-designed labs. Worth buying as an great intro book!
Its good, but its hard to write these books since ArcGIS Online changes its format frequently. The tutorials provide a great walkthrough and have many detailed picture for the steps.
Like most books about Internet topics in general and GIS in particular, it was basic, unenlightening, and neither enabling nor empowering.