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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

The Look of Maps

Originally published in 1952, The Look of Maps documents Arthur H. Robinson’s pivotal observation that the discipline of cartography rests at the crossroads of science and art. Based on his doctoral research, this book attempts to resolve the apparent disconnect by covering a range of topics related to the visual characteristics of cartographic technique, including: lettering, structure, and color. Robinson offers advice that even the modern cartographer will find relevant: adopt a "healthy questioning attitude" in order to improve and refine the graphic techniques used to present information visually through maps. The Look of Maps is a classic text and an essential component to any cartographic library.

Author: Arthur H. Robinson

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.

Mapping and Apping the Nation 2015

This is a collection of GIS maps illustrating the many ways that federal government agencies rely on GIS analysis to help make the world a better place. Pulled from a broad range of agencies, interactive maps included in the e-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. These examples--on topics such as green government, economic recovery, climate protection, and more--show how federal agencies use GIS to facilitate initiatives, improve transparency, and spur innovation that engages its citizens. An expanded introduction is based on the theme of resilience, and the e-book uses videos to showcase four start-up companies that are using ArcGIS technology in partnerships with Esri and the government.

Mapping Time

Mapping Time: Illustrated by Minard's Map of Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812 considers the cartographic challenge of visualizing time on a map. Inspired by graphic innovator Charles Minard’s classic map of France’s disastrous invasion of Russia, this book combines historical and geographic analysis with cartographic visualizations of mapping change over time. It includes more than 100 full-color illustrations.

Author: Menno-Jan Kraak

Modernizing American Land Records

Modernizing American Land Records: Order upon Chaos presents a design for a modern American Land Records System (ALRS) that provides material about both the nature and extent of land interests. This book discusses the history of American land concepts, land governance, and land records systems and their use. These institutional aspects are considered along with the nature and extent of location-oriented land data systems such as geographic and land information systems (GIS/LIS). The institutional and technical aspects are brought together in the design of a modern ALRS that is consistent with current attitudes, practices, and technological development.

Author: Earl F. Epstein and Bernard J. Niemann Jr.

GIS Tutorial for Health

GIS Tutorial for Health, fifth edition, teaches GIS and analysis skills to health professionals and students. Using health care scenarios, the book demonstrates how to process and visualize health data to better manage services and support health care policy. This workbook features lessons and structured exercises that cover mapping basics, including creating map layers, editing features, and using spatial data. The fifth edition is compatible with ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. Exercise data is available for download. Instructor resources are available separately.

Author: Kristen S. Kurland and Wilpen L. Gorr

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

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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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