Esri Releases New Book Showcasing GIS in Scientific Research

How Geospatial Technology Can Be Applied to a Variety of Rigorous Methodologies

REDLANDS, Calif.—December 7, 2020—Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics, Volume 2.

Most scientific study involves some spatial component, which is why professional scientists are increasingly applying geographic information system (GIS) technology to rigorous scientific study.

According to Pulitzer Prize-winning author, geographer, anthropologist, and historian Jared Diamond, “Just this year, millions of people—many for the first time—came to depend on maps and near real-time dashboards to stay abreast of a pandemic, not only to gain a sense of the global situation but to see how the new coronavirus affected their communities, even their neighborhoods.”

In GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics, Volume 2, editors Dawn Wright and Christian Harder present examples of scientific research on the COVID-19 pandemic and other studies that address several of today’s most pressing issues. What can people learn from oceans research, including the impact of plastics? How does the world continue to feed an ever-growing population? Why is it urgent to protect and preserve the earth’s natural resources and biodiversity? This book examines these questions and more.

GIS for Science, Volume 2, pairs with the website, which provides collections of ArcGIS StoryMaps, apps, digital maps, and more. Links to learning pathways and blogs relate the practical use of GIS in each of the case studies.

GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics, Volume 2, is available in print (ISBN: 9781589485877, 250 pages, US$39.99) and as an e-book (ISBN: 9781589485884, US$39.99). Both editions can be obtained from most online retailers worldwide. The print edition is also 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.

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 more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Esri has partners and local distributors in over 100 countries on six continents, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

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