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Essays on Geography and GIS

Esri's popular "Essays on Geography and GIS" e-book series brings together a broad range of ArcNews articles written by academicians and scientists dealing with trends in geography, geospatial matters, and GIS.

Vol. 7, October 2014

Vol. 7, October 2014

Articles:

  • The Relevance of Cartography
  • GIS Accelerates Big Data Discovery
  • Geoenabling Citizen Science
  • Creating Our Future
  • Geoempowering Design
  • Why Maps Matter
  • …and 20 more articles

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Volume 6, Dec. 2013

Vol. 6, December 2013

Articles:

  • The New Geographers
  • GIS Is STEM!
  • Cause-Related Mapping
  • A Living Atlas of the World
  • What Is CyberGIS?
  • A 250-Year Plan for the Planet
  • …and 17 more articles

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Volume 5, Dec. 2012

Vol. 5, December 2012

Articles:

  • The Power of the Map
  • Geography: A Platform for Understanding
  • A Business Plan for the Planet
  • Geoliteracy: So What?
  • Strengthening the GIS Profession
  • The 50th Anniversary of GIS
  • …and 13 more articles

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Volume 4, May 2012

Vol. 4, May 2012

Articles:

  • Through the Macroscope: Geography's View of the World
  • A Role for Old-Fashioned Geographia in Education
  • Zen and the Art of GIS Communication
  • Ecosystem Services: Learning to Leverage Natural Capital
  • Looking Forward: Five Thoughts on the Future of GIS
  • The Future Looks Bright for Spatial Thinkers
  • …and 12 more articles

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Vol. 3, February 2011

Vol. 3, February 2011

Articles:

  • Geospatial Responses to Disasters: The Role of Cyberspace
  • Governance of the NSDI
  • What Is the Geographic Approach?
  • Kingston University London: 20 Years of GIS Education
  • …and five more articles

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Vol. 2, July 2009

Vol. 2, July 2009

Articles:

  • GIS: Designing Our Future
  • Implementing Geographic Information Technologies Ethically
  • GIScience for Human Rights
  • Transport 2.0: Meeting Grand Challenges with GIScience
  • …and eight more articles

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Vol. 1, September 2008

Vol. 1, September 2008

Articles:

  • What Holds Us Together
  • Exploration in the Age of Digital Earth
  • Dynamics GIS: Recognizing the Dynamic Nature of Reality
  • Living Inside Networks of Knowledge
  • What Historians Want from GIS
  • …and four more articles

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