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A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems (English)

As GIS technology has evolved and grown, so has the language of this powerful tool. Written, developed, and reviewed by more than 150 subject matter experts, this resource is packed with more than 1,800 terms; nearly 400 full-color illustrations; and seven encyclopedia-style appendix articles about annotation and labels, features, geometry, layers in ArcGIS, map projections and coordinate systems, remote sensing, and topology. A to Z GIS is a must-have resource for managers, programmers, users, writers, editors, and students discovering the interdisciplinary nature of GIS.

Editors: Tasha Wade and Shelly Sommer

Esri Digital Map Book

Watch videos and view live maps and apps related to Esri Map Book, Volume 29.

The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 3: Modeling Suitability, Movement, and Interaction

This book describes practical applications of modeling concepts in a geographic information system (GIS). This book shows readers how they can explore spatial interaction, site selection, routing, and scheduling and explains how to best interpret the results of the analysis. With full-color maps and illustrations and sample applications, this book will help students studying GIS and professional GIS analysts to better use models to evaluate locations and analyze movement.

Author: Andy Mitchell

GIS and Cartographic Modeling

GIS and Cartographic Modeling is a foundational work in the field of geographic information systems (GIS). An introduction to the concepts, conventions, and capabilities of map algebra as a general language, this book describes the analytical use of raster-based GIS. By focusing on the fundamentals of cartographic modeling techniques, C. Dana Tomlin illustrates concepts that can be applied to any GIS. This publication of GIS and Cartographic Modeling contains updated graphics and a new preface.

Author: C. Dana Tomlin

The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data

This guide gives GIS users relevant information about the sources and quality of available public domain spatial data. Readers will understand how to find, evaluate, and analyze data to solve location-based problems. The book covers practical issues such as copyrights, cloud computing, online data portals, volunteered geographic information, and international data. Supplementary exercises are available online to help put the concepts into practice. Students, researchers, and professionals will find The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data a useful desk companion to help them navigate the world of spatial data in the public domain.

Authors: Joseph J. Kerski and Jill Clark

GIS Tutorial for Python Scripting

GIS Tutorial for Python Scripting uses practical examples, exercises, and assignments to help students develop proficiency using Python in ArcGIS. GIS Tutorial for Python Scripting builds on previously acquired GIS skills and takes them to the next level with the use of Python. Knowledge of Python—a key tool for scripting geoprocessing functions and tasks in ArcGIS for Desktop—is expanded through hands-on programming geared to automating GIS applications. Exercise data is provided, and instructor resources are available.

Author: David W. Allen

Lining Up Data in ArcGIS: A Guide to Map Projections, Second Edition

This book is an easy-to-navigate troubleshooting reference for any GIS user with the common problem of data misalignment. Complete with full-color maps and diagrams, this book presents practical techniques on how to identify data projections, create custom projections to align data, and solve common data alignment problems. The second edition is compatible with ArcGIS 10.1 and includes new sections on aligning CAD data and appropriate use of the web Mercator projection. This book will benefit novice and experienced GIS users alike.

Author: Margaret M. Maher

Mapping and Apping the Nation 2014

This is a collection of live GIS maps illustrating the many ways that federal government agencies rely on GIS analysis to help make the world a better place, focusing on return on investment. Pulled from a broad range of agencies, maps included in the book demonstrate how the technology can be used to evaluate and respond to social, economic, and environmental concerns at local, regional, national, and global levels.

Python Scripting for ArcGIS

Python Scripting for ArcGIS is a guide for experienced users of ArcGIS for Desktop to get started with Python scripting without needing previous programming experience. Experience with other scripting or programming languages (Perl, VBA, VBScript, Java, C++) is helpful but not required. Readers are expected to have good general ArcGIS skills and a basic understanding of geoprocessing procedures. There are 14 chapters with corresponding exercises on an accompanying DVD. Also included is access to a 180-day trial of ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop.

Author: Paul A. Zandbergen

SIG de la A a la Z

A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems (Spanish edition)

Author: Tasha Wade and Shelly Sommer

Tribal GIS: Supporting Native American Decision Making

Tribal leaders tell their stories about implementing and using geographic information systems (GIS) to address their unique challenges as sovereign nations. This book covers applications in natural resources and the environment, transportation, cultural and historical preservation, economic development, health, education, public safety, and agriculture. Showing how tribal governments responsible for the stewardship of their land and resources and the health and well-being of their people use enterprise GIS to make decisions, Tribal GIS supports tribes new to GIS and those with GIS experience.

Authors: Anne Taylor, David Gadsden, Joseph J. Kerski, and Heather Warren

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