Esri Book Shows How Earth Science Organizations Can Improve Decision-Making

Addressing Earth’s Challenges: GIS for Earth Sciences Demonstrates the Successful Use of GIS to Visualize and Analyze Data for Environmental Challenges

REDLANDS, Calif.—December 21, 2023—Geography is a critical factor for almost all issues that governments and residents face. Mapping and data science have never been more crucial for organizations that must craft smarter policies on a national scale to tackle challenges relating to the health of the planet. To aid these decision-makers, Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, has released Addressing Earth’s Challenges: GIS for Earth Sciences. The new book includes real-life stories about how earth science organizations are successfully using geographic information system (GIS) technology. By visualizing and analyzing data, these professionals can streamline workflows, gain competitive insight, design efficient operations, and foster civic inclusion.

Addressing Earth’s Challenges demonstrates how organizations can implement GIS in six fields: geoscience, sustainable energy, environmental monitoring, climate science, weather, and marine science. The book also includes a section on next steps that provides helpful ideas, strategies, tools, and actions to help jump-start the use of GIS for earth sciences. A collection of online resources, including additional stories, videos, new ideas and concepts, and downloadable tools and content, complements the new book.

Addressing Earth’s Challenges: GIS for Earth Sciences is available as an ebook (ISBN: 9781589487536, US$23.99) and paperback (ISBN: 9781589487529, US$23.99). This book can be obtained from most online retailers worldwide. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.


About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in hundreds of thousands of organizations globally, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofit institutions, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial technology and analytics, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions that leverage a geographic approach to solving some of the world’s most complex problems by placing them in the crucial context of location. Visit us at

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