Esri Publishes Second Edition of GIS Analysis Guide

New Book Teaches How to Understand the Foundations of Spatial Analysis

REDLANDS, Calif.—May 28, 2020—Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1: Geographic Patterns and Relationships, second edition. With easier-to-read maps and text, this new edition updates a classic guide and teaches how to understand foundational spatial analysis patterns that provide geographic insights.

Readers learn the basic concepts of spatial analysis and GIS and build on that understanding with essential mapmaking skills to unveil and display patterns and relationships. The second edition of this book also is a guide to online lessons that reinforce these concepts and demonstrate real-world GIS application.

Written for both new and experienced GIS users and using an easy-to-follow format, The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis helps readers build foundational skills for the basic tasks needed to handle a wide range of analysis applications and prepares them for developing more advanced GIS skills. Authored by Andy Mitchell, a technical writer with more than 30 years’ experience in GIS, the new edition gives readers a better understanding of how analysis of geography can reveal important location-based data such as population growth over time; landmass changes; and the relative proximity of one element to another in space.

The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1: Geographic Patterns and Relationships, second edition, is available in print (ISBN: 9781589485792, 312 pages, US$49.95) and as an e-book (ISBN: 9781589485808, 312 pages, US$49.95). Both editions can be obtained from most online retailers worldwide. The print edition is available for purchase at or by calling 1-800-447-9778. If outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options, or visit to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.


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