Spatial Analysis Tools - ArcGIS
These materials have been prepared as part of the R25 Advanced Spatial Analysis Training Grant
(PI: Stephen A. Matthews, Penn State) funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Award Number: 5R25 HD057002-02.
If you have suggestions to include on this site please send them to Stephen Matthews.
ArcGIS is an integrated collection of GIS software products that offer a standards-based platform for spatial analysis, data management, and mapping.
For an overview of ArcGIS and various products, visit:
For information on ArcGIS Server 9.3.1, see
For additional documentation for ArcGIS, visit
For general help with ArcGIS software, visit
Featured Books ESRI
Booth, Bob. ArcGIS 9. Geodatabase Workbook. Redlands, CA: ESRI, 2004.
Crosier, Scott. ArcGIS 9. Getting Started with ArcGIS. Redlands, CA: ESRI, 2004.
Crosier, Scott. ArcGIS 9. Geocoding in ArcGIS. Redlands, CA: ESRI, 2004.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (Redlands, Calif.). Using ArcGIS Desktop. Redlands, CA: ESRI, 2006.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (Redlands, Calif.). ArcGIS 9. Understanding Map Projections. Redlands, CA: ESRI, 2004.
Gorr, Wilpen L., and Kristen Seamens Kurland. GIS Tutorial Updated for ArcGIS 9.3: Workbook for ArcView 9 Third Edition. Redlands, Calif: ESRI Press, 2008.
Kurland, Kristen Seamens, and Wilpen L. Gorr. GIS Tutorial for Health Third Edition. Redlands, Calif: ESRI Press, 2006.
McCoy, Jill. ArcGIS 9. Geoprocessing in ArcGIS. Redlands, CA: ESRI, 2004.
Price, Maribeth Hughett. Mastering ArcGIS. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2008.
Batcheller, James K, Bruce M Gittings, and Steve Dowers. "Research Article: The Performance of Vector Oriented Data Storage Strategies in ESRI's ArcGIS." Transactions in GIS. 11. 1 (2007): 47-65.
"Book Review -- Mastering ArcGIS, 3rd Edition." Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 74. 2 (2008): 153.
Darsow, Andreas, Maria-Theresia Schafmeister, and Thilo Hofmann. "An ArcGIS® Approach to Include Tectonic Structures in Point Data Regionalization." Ground Water. 47. 4 (2009): 591-597.
Oberle, and David M Theobald. "Book Reviews - GIS Concepts and ArcGIS Methods." The Journal of Geography. 103. 6 (2004): 2
Oberle. "GIS Concepts and ArcGIS Methods, David M. Theobald." JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY -CHICAGO THEN MACOMB THEN INDIANA-. 103. 6 (2004): 271.
For technical articles related to ArcGIS, visit