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Which books from Esri Press can you recommend?

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  • Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop: for learning the BASICS of GIS
  • Designing Geodatabases: Case Studies in GIS Data Modeling :This book provides a good introduction of steps and principles in designing geodatabases
  • A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems: AN ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF GEOGEPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS.
  • The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis Volume 1: Geographic Patterns & Relationships
  • The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis: Volume 2: Spatial Measurements and Statistics :An extremely basic, starting point for any would-be GIS Analyst
  • Designing Better Maps is great resource, even if you don't use ESRI products.
  • Modeling Our World was helpful for me as well, especially at the begining of my adventure with GIS. It seems this book has been updated, however I haven't had a chance to see 2nd edition.
  • Getting to Know ArcObjects An awesome book that I still reference regularly. Need something of a similar standard, but updated around .NET instead of VBA. (VBA is being deprecated)
  • Lining Up Data in ArcGIS: A Guide to Map and your going to need to know about projections.
  • Semiology of Graphics: Diagrams, Networks, Maps is excellent, and is the most popular non-GIS book published by ESRI.
  • GIS for Decision Support and Public Policy Making is a must-read for anyone interested in GIS for local governments. The authors go over specific case studies for 27 jurisdictions and shows the specific ROI they experienced from their GIS projects.
  • Fun with GPS: on the lighter side, it has lots of ideas for doing GPS with kids (and kid-minded adults)
  • Python Scripting for ArcGIS: Python Scripting for ArcGIS is a guide for experienced users of ArcGIS Desktop to get started with Python scripting without needing previous programming experience.

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