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Analyzing Urban Poverty: GIS for the Developing World

In developing countries, squatter developments that house more than one-third of the urban population are without infrastructure and built from materials at hand. Analyzing Urban Poverty: GIS in the Developing World demonstrates how GIS can be used to improve quality of life in poor urban areas. With 30 years of experience using GIS technology to manage urban problems in Venezuelan barrios, the authors describe how they developed sustainable solutions that go beyond conventional planning programs. Chapters cover site analyses of the natural and built environments, visualization of poverty maps, development of appropriate improvement proposals, management of projects, and organization of communities.

Authors: Rosario C. Giusti de Pérez and Ramón A. Pérez

9781589483286 $14.99
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

9781589482920 $4.99
Building a GIS: System Architecture Design Strategies for Managers, First Edition

The innovative Capacity Planning Tool included with Building a GIS increases the likelihood of a successful GIS implementation by establishing a framework of setting performance targets and validating those targets are met throughout deployment. This book challenges the way in which IT operations are managed, and provides a better understanding of the performance scalability of software products. The book is an essential companion piece to Roger Tomlinson’s Thinking About GIS, Fourth Edition. Together, these books aim to help organizations implement, integrate, and scale up a GIS at a lesser cost.

The CD–ROM included with the book contains the Capacity Planning Tool and PDFs of chapters 7 through 11, which describe how to use it. Microsoft Office Excel 2003 or higher is needed to use this design-analysis tool, and Adobe Reader is needed to view the PDFs. Updates to the Capacity Planning Tool are available through the book’s On-line Resource Center.

Author: Dave Peters

9781589483033 $29.99
Cartographic Relief Presentation

Within the discipline of cartography, few works are considered classics in the sense of retaining their interest, relevance, and inspiration with the passage of time. One such work is Eduard Imhof's masterpiece on relief representation. Originally published in German in 1965, Cartographic Relief Presentation provides guidelines for properly rendering terrain in maps of all types and scales. This book is an example of the art of combining cartography with intellect and graphics when solving map design problems. The range, detail, and scientific artistry of Imhof's solutions are presented in an instructional context that puts this work in a class by itself, with universal significance. Esri Press has reissued Imhof's masterpiece as an affordable volume for mapping professionals, scholars, scientists, students, and anyone interested in cartography.

Author: Eduard Imhof

9781589483279 $32.99
Citizen Planners: Shaping Communities with Spatial Tools

This book describes how GIS can be made accessible to ordinary citizens with little or no professional training to help them plan and shape their local communities. It focuses on the efforts of a group of Wisconsin citizens from all backgrounds who pushed for legislation that resulted in the GIS-based Wisconsin Land Information Program. The authors share the ideas, observations, experiences, and outcomes from this comprehensive effort, showing readers methods that may apply to their own geographic, political, and cultural environments. The book also describes Planning Analyst, a set of off-the-shelf technology-based tools and procedures. Planning Analyst provides citizen planners with the ability to explore information about their environments and societies, analyze factors relevant to choices about land use, allocate land for different uses in the future, and evaluate the impact of allocations. Citizen Planners encourages and shows citizens and citizen-action groups how to make use of geospatial tools to effectively engage in the land-use planning, design, and management process.

Authors: Bernard J. Niemann, D. David Moyer, Stephen J. Ventura, Richard E. Chenoweth, and Douglas A. Miskowiak

9781589482883 $19.99
Designing Geodatabases for Transportation

This book addresses the construction of a GIS to manage data describing the transportation facilities and services commonly organized around various modes of travel. Although details of each mode can be quite different, this book demonstrates how all modes of travel follow a basic conceptual structure consisting of an origin, a destination, a path between the two, and a conveyance that provides the ability to move along the path. Designing Geodatabases for Transportation explains best practices for building and implementing geodatabases for transportation in a manner that enables flexibility and use by multiple parties, and provides solutions for existing problems created by unsystematic design.

Author: J. Allison Butler

9781589482913 $39.99
Economic Development and GIS

Economic Development and GIS shows why geographic information system (GIS) software is an essential tool for economic development planning and analysis. This book describes economic development policy problems then follows with methods and techniques to solve them with GIS. Featuring Esri Business Analyst™ Desktop, Esri Business Analyst Online, and spatial statistics extensions in ArcGIS for Desktop, Economic Development and GIS serves as a reference for economic development decision-making.

Authors: J. M. Pogodzinski and Richard M. Kos

9781589483323 $41.99
The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1: Geographic Patterns and Relationships

This guide demonstrates how geographic analysis with GIS can identify patterns, relationships, and trends that lead to better decision making. Using examples from various industries, this book focuses on six of the most common geographic analysis tasks: mapping where things are, mapping the most and least, mapping density, finding what is inside, finding what is nearby, and mapping what has changed. Written for both new and experienced GIS users, this book builds a foundation of the basic tasks needed to handle a wide range of analysis applications.

Author: Andy Mitchell

9781589482944 $29.99
The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 2: Spatial Measurements and Statistics

As the tools available through commercial GIS software have grown in sophistication, a need has emerged to instruct users on the best practices of true GIS analysis. In this sequel to the bestselling The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1, author Andy Mitchell delves into the more advanced realm of spatial measurements and statistics. The premise of The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 2, targets GIS technology as having been well used as a display and visualization medium but not so widely used as an implement for real analysis. Covering topics that range from identifying patterns and clusters, to analyzing geographic relationships, this book is a valuable resource for GIS users performing complex analysis.

Author: Andy Mitchell

9781589482951 $29.99
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 better use models to evaluate locations and analyze movement.

Author: Andy Mitchell

9781589483392 $29.99
Faithfully and Liberally Sustained: Philanthropy in Redlands

Redlands, known as the jewel of Southern California's Inland Empire, has prospered as the result of a strong tradition of civic responsibility. This book presents this rich tradition through stunning historical photographs, engaging narrative, and compelling commentary from citizens who continue to serve the community. Redlands archivists Larry E. Burgess and Nathan D. Gonzales vividly recount the stories behind the cultural, educational, and charitable gifts that make Redlands a testament to the continuing spirit of philanthropy. As Redlands philanthropist Clarence White warned, “No town can live by taxes alone”. Through tales of endless commitments of time, heart, and will, Faithfully and Liberally Sustained celebrates all that makes Redlands a good place to live.

Authors: Larry E. Burgess and Nathan D. Gonzales

9781589482937 $1.99
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

9781589483316 $32.99
GIS for Homeland Security

This book provides general overviews on how GIS is used for gathering and analyzing intelligence; protecting critical infrastructure; responding to complex emergencies; preparing for disease outbreaks and bioterrorism; securing complex events; and simulating disasters. Each chapter spotlights the visionaries who have applied spatial technology in the field to develop model solutions to real threats. A final chapter looks ahead at the growing role of GIS in homeland security. GIS for Homeland Security is a resource for experienced GIS users and decision makers, as well as for those new to spatial technology.

Author: Mike Kataoka

9781589482906 $4.99
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

9781589483170 $32.99
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

9781589483439 $16.99
The Look of Maps: An Examination of Cartographic Design

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

9781589483262 $9.99
Research and Theory in Advancing Spatial Data Infrastructure Concept

In this scholarly volume, Harlan Onsrud, former president of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association, presents the latest research by renowned international experts and offers insights into possible directions in which SDIs may be headed. Firmly rooted in a broad societal context, this book analyzes models for planning, financing, and implementing SDI initiatives and assesses the extent to which established SDI projects in Australia, India, and the European Union are contributing to national economic competitiveness and social well-being.

Author: Harlan Onsrud

9781589482876 $24.99
Standards for Success: GIS for Federal Progress and Accountability

With the proven track record of GIS in providing high returns on investment, this book shows how federal government agencies are using this powerful technology to streamline business processes, foster collaboration and communication, provide sound decision support, and optimize resource management. GIS plays an invaluable role in making government more effective and more efficient, and the powerful examples in Standards for Success make it easy to understand why.

Author: Christopher Thomas

9781589482968 $4.99
Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers, Fourth Edition

Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers presents a planning model for designing data and technology systems that will meet any organization's specific needs. Designed for two primary audiences—senior managers who oversee information technologies and technical specialists responsible for system design—this book provides a common platform on which to conduct GIS planning. The fourth edition reflects the latest trends in geospatial technology, and includes new case studies, exercises from author Roger Tomlinson's course Planning for a GIS, and video of his "Planning and Managing a GIS" seminar from the Esri International User Conference.

Author: Roger Tomlinson

9781589483293 $54.95
Virtual Geographic Environments

Virtual Geographic Environments, edited by Hui Lin and Michael Batty, collects key papers that define the current momentum in GIS and "virtual geographies." Contributions by leading members of the geospatial community to this book illustrate the cutting edge of GIScience, as well as new applications of GIS with the processing and delivery of geographic information through the Web and handheld devices, forming two major directions to these developments. The book’s four-part organization leads from a primer on VGEs to virtual cities and landscapes, interface design and public participation, and mobile and networked VGEs. Current topics, such as crowd sourcing and related services, point to the development of new business models that merge proprietary and nonproprietary systems.

Editors: Hui Lin and Michael Batty

9781589483248 $19.99
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