Getting to Know ArcGIS

Getting to Know ArcGIS Author(s): Michael Law, Amy Collins

Difference between 4th and 3rd editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 4th and 3rd editions

  • Period between current and previous editions: 2 years (2015 vs 2013).
  • The Fourth Ed. has been compiled by authors Michael Law and Amy Collins.
  • All exercises are designed for compatibility with ArcGIS 10.2 and 10.3 for Desktop.
  • Each chapter begins with learning objectives.
  • The Fourth Ed. includes many new datasets and scenarios.
  • Chapter 5 offers the following new exercises:
    • Merging online and local layers
    • Map sharing
  • Chapter 6: includes new exercises on georeferencing an image using ArcGIS.
  • New Appendix A provides review of ArcGIS Pro, a new GIS desktop application from Esri.
4th Edition of
Getting to Know ArcGIS
eBook, 808 pages
eBook ISBN: 9781589484283
Published by: Esri Press, March 28, 2016
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Paperback, 768 pages
ISBN-10: 1589483820
ISBN-13: 9781589483828
Published by: Esri Press, July 13, 2015
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3rd Edition of
Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop
Paperback, 768 pages
ISBN-10: 1589483081
ISBN-13: 9781589483088
Published by: Esri Press, February 25, 2013
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2nd Edition of
Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop
Basics of ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo
Audiobook, 592 pages
ISBN-10: 1589482107
ISBN-13: 9781589482104
Published by: ESRI Press, December 01, 2008
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for ArcGIS 10
Paperback, 592 pages
ISBN-10: 1589482603
ISBN-13: 9781589482609
Published by: Esri Press, August 01, 2010
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The Basics of ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo Updated for ArcGIS 9
Paperback, 572 pages
ISBN-10: 158948083X
ISBN-13: 9781589480834
Published by: Esri Press, June 01, 2004
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Saving advice

  • The new 4th edition costs $75.92 more then used book.
  • 3rd edition is $7.53 cheaper then the 4th edition.

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