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Dear users,

I'm new in this forum, and I'm really wondered about the in-deep knowldege of the different users that kindly share theire experience and "savoir faire" in the GIS domain.

I've done a short reserch on the forum but I've found nothing of interesting concerning the ArcGIS model builder language. My request is what are the best book that can be acquired concerning this language or if there is a good tutorial that analyze more in deep the matter than the ArcGIS tutorial available with the original software.

Any suggestion will be welcome.

Thank you.

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First of all, you speak about getting deeper into the ModelBuilder language, but in fact you don't really have to know that language. The ArcGIS ModelBuilder lets you develop tools without being a programmer, it's interactive visual programming.

That being said, I can give you some hints:

Building tools with ModelBuilder

You can download a zip containing material use at some conference; more information on this webpage:


Getting to know ArcGIS ModelBuilder (David W. Allen, 2011)

I could not find an e-version, but at least you know it's there.

It's mentioned on ESRI Press, where you can download a pdf of table of contents and chapter 2:


I also found this:


Good luck with it.

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Thank you very much.

This will be a good starting point. I've a little knowledge of this "language", and what I'm searching is a more structured tutorial. I think that the book Getting to know ArcGIS ModelBuilder will help me a lot. Also if not available as ebook somewhere, probably I'll buy it.

Thanks again.

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