An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology: Supplementary Workbook Five – Creating Maps For Reports And Publications

By Colin D. MacLeod

This title was published in October 2013.


An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology: Supplementary Workbook Five By Colin D. MacLeod 978-1-909832-03-9 19.99

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This book provides five exercises based around investigating the home ranges of individual animals for novice GIS users who wish to get some practical experience in using GIS in marine biology. It is the fifth companion book to An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology rather than a stand-alone GIS book. It written for marine biologists by a marine biologist, and all exercises use data from a real marine biological research project.

Detailed Description:

This book is the fifth companion volume to An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology. It is designed to augment the information on using GIS in marine biology provided in that book, and, indeed, to be used alongside it rather than to be an independent, stand-alone volume. This book will be of most interest to those who have already read An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology.

This book consists of five exercises on the practical use of GIS in marine biology using ESRI s ArcGIS 10.2 or software. These exercises are based around creating maps for reports and presentations. They range from making a map template which allows you to quickly map new maps in a standard format to creating a custom legend which allows you to repeatedly apply the same symbols to multiple layers and making multi-part maps. They use real data sets which can be downloaded here. Working through these exercises will help the novice GIS user get experience working with GIS and so develop their GIS skills. Unlike most other GIS tutorials, this information is specifically presented in a marine biological context.

These exercises are presented in the same easy-to-follow flow diagram-based format first introduced in the How To… section of An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology. They are accompanied by figures which show the user how their GIS project should look as they progress through the each exercise, allowing them to compare their own work to the expected results.


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Table Of Contents
Beginning Of Exercise One (Creating A Map Template For A Project)

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Data Sets

The standard data set required for the exercises in this workbook can be downloaded by right-clicking on the link below and selecting SAVE TARGET AS and saving it to your computer.

An Introduction to Using GIS in Marine Biology: Supplementary Workbook Five Data Set