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    Need a good GIS book

    I came across this book at the Arizona state University bookstore. "GIS For the Urban Enviornment" by Maantay & Zeigler. I used Mapinfo while writing my thesis but that was a LONG time ago. i am thinking of picking this one up to make myself more marketable. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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    from my experience, i do think that the best guide book is the one from ESRI, i can help you figure all things out

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    ESRI does make great GIS books. I also have a GIS dictionary, called A-Z GIS, it is a useful tool for the occasional reminder of terms and tools that you use infrequently.

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    The only GIS book I have used was "Introduction to Geographic Information Systems" (Third Edition) by Chang Kang-tusng at my school,

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    We used one in grad school called Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop which I liked because it had a lot of step-by-step examples. I actually keep it at my desk at work and still pull it out from time to time when I run into an issue with the software. It's one of the very few text books from undergrad or grad school that I've kept and actually used again outside of school.
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