Esri Releases Guide Teaching ArcGIS Desktop 10.8

New Book Offers the Fundamentals of ArcMap

REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 16, 2021Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.

In the latest edition of this long-standing popular choice for classrooms, Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop 10.8 guides students and professionals alike through the fundamentals of making maps and analyzing data using the latest Esri ArcGIS Desktop software.

This is a comprehensive, hands-on tutorial, moving readers from basic GIS concepts to sophisticated GIS analysis. Along the way, readers gain practical knowledge about ArcGIS Desktop tools and functionality. Exercises address querying map data, making map layouts, symbolizing and labeling maps, setting map projections, creating and sharing web maps, building and editing geodatabases, and analyzing geospatial data.

Data for completing the exercises and a 180-day free trial of ArcGIS are also available for download.

Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop 10.8 is available as an e-book (ISBN: 9781589485785, US$99.99) from most online retailers worldwide.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

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