GIS Bookshelf

GIS for Science, Volume 3: Maps for Saving the Planet

Edited by Dawn J. Wright and Christian Harder

The natural world is on the line. The need has never been greater for a GIS to support scientifically informed decisions to meet the pressing challenges to life on Earth. With a foreword by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner E. O. Wilson, GIS for Science, Volume 3: Maps for Saving the Planet highlights real-world examples of how scientists are performing the analysis and creating the maps that are saving the planet. This collection of stories centers on biodiversity and is written for professional scientists and anyone interested in learning about the intersection of conservation and technology. Contributors represent a cross section of scientists who use ArcGIS to understand geographic data gathered with remote-sensing and on-site technologies. The ideas presented in GIS for Science and its companion website—including collaboration, spatial analysis, and science communication—can be applied across many disciplines and can inspire readers to join efforts to save the planet. Esri Press, 2021, 206 pp., Ebook ISBN: 9781589486720 and paperback ISBN: 9781589486713.

Women and GIS, Volume 3: Champions of a Sustainable World

By Esri Press

The stories in this collection tell how 30 women in various science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM) disciplines are using geospatial technology to find solutions to the world’s problems. Each woman charts the course her life took from childhood through a career in some aspect of conservation, sharing what has often been a circuitous route and the insight she has gained along the way. These persevering women are tackling problems that range from the local to the global and span not only science, but also business, education, arts, conservation, humanitarianism, and social justice. The third in a series of collections about the work of women in GIS, this volume has a foreword by renowned ethologist and conservationist Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE. Esri Press, 2021, 320 pp., Ebook ASIN: B093SDS426 and paperback ISBN: 97815899486379.