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Ideal for academia and college coursework, the following new books from Esri Press demonstrate how to use maps effectively to solve problems and communicate spatial information.
By A. Jon Kimerling, Aileen R. Buckley, Phillip C. Muehrcke, and Juliana O. Muehrcke
Students of cartography and map design will develop the knowledge and skills to read and understand maps with Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation. This comprehensive text outlines basic map-use principles and offers an overview of mental maps, map accuracy, GPS, GIS, and other topics. A third section, "Map Interpretation," has been added to the seventh edition for the purpose of discussing environmental comprehension and understanding. Instructor resources are available. ISBN: 978-1-58948-279-1, 610 pp., $99.95.
By Kathryn Keranen and Robert Kolvoord
The second edition of Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS provides guided activities and independent projects that encourage college-level students to develop GIS, spatial analysis, and critical-thinking skills. Largely focusing on the GIS workflow and problem-solving process, the book draws on universal issues, including crime, hazards, and urban planning. The first edition of Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS was part of the Our World GIS Education series published by Esri Press, which won the 2008 Geographic Excellence in Media Award from the National Council for Geographic Education. Data and a 180-day trial of ArcGIS 10 for Desktop are included. In-depth instructor resources are also available. ISBN: 978-1-58948-280-7, 172 pp., $69.95.
For more information about Esri Press books or to order, visit esri.com/esripress.