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August 28, 2013
The GIS 20: Essential Skills Workbook Helps Users Master ArcGIS

Redlands, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013—The GIS 20: Essential Skills, Second Edition, by Gina Clemmer, is an indispensable workbook that helps readers master the top 20 skills necessary to become proficient in using ArcGIS software. It is a direct result of a survey that Clemmer conducted with GIS professionals to determine the primary skills needed to be a successful GIS user.

The book is a quick read and presents step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and practical tips on how to perform the fundamental skills needed to effectively use GIS. These skills include finding and editing data, querying GIS maps, creating reports, and sharing and publishing maps. The second edition offers nine bonus topics to further advance GIS skills, exercise data on an accompanying DVD, and ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop software (180-day use) to work through the exercises.

"The purpose of the book is to provide a focused approach to learning GIS by offering clear, easy-to-follow exercises for the most commonly used GIS skills in the industry today," says Clemmer, "It is written for professionals with no time for classroom training and can be used for independent study or an as-needed reference."

Clemmer is president of the research and training company New Urban Research, Inc. Over the years, she has trained thousands of GIS users throughout the United States. Clemmer holds a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Iowa.

The GIS 20: Essential Skills, Second Edition (ISBN: 9781589483224, 204 pages, US$49.95), is available at online retailers worldwide, at, or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options, or visit to contact your local Esri distributor. 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, 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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