Arcview Gis/Avenue Developer's Guide
||Author: Amir H. Razavi|
List Price: $50.96
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Publisher: OnWord Press (April, 1999)
Sales Rank: 83,483
Average Customer Rating: 3.75 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 2 out of 5
Probably not worth $50US
My experience suggests that online help and the "Learning to Program with AVENUE" (LPwA) manual included with ARCVIEW software is more helpful while learning and programming with AVENUE. As a beginner, working though LPwA was more helpful than this book. My experience with AVENUE is that learning to use the online help (it includes the object model for AVENUE) is the most valuable skill an ArcView User can have.
My suggestion: work through LPwA, learn to use the online help, and spend $50US on a good Visual Basic book (or ArcObjects Developer's Guide by ESRIPress - ~$30US), because AVENUE may soon be phased out in favor of VB in coming versions of ArcView.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Needs a statement and object property index
This book lacks something very fundamnetal : a list of avenue statements or properties. I was trying to write a simple script to turn a tables scientific name data into the proper form, but other than a brief mention of uppercasing in the first chapter no refernece was made to any of the string manipulation features.
Eventually, I found what I was looking for, in the ArcView help file, but it would have been nice to just look up a statement or object property in an index. The book does have some useful examples, but for the price I think the author should have included a list of avenue statements with a brief format and use description.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Perfect for both novice and expert
Doing a project with ArcView, I first discarded the idea of doing some programming in Avenue. Then I discovered this book. It really helped me to develop a simple application into a user-tailored interface. Easy and straight-forward. Don't bother with grasping the syntax, just do it! It's easy and it is fun.
· ArcView GIS/Avenue Programmer's Reference, 3E
· Getting to Know ArcView GIS
· ArcView GIS Developer's Guide
· Extending ArcView GIS: with Network Analyst, Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst