GIS Bookshelf

The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 2: Spatial Measurements and Statistics, Second Edition

By Andy Mitchell and Lauren Scott Griffin

Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 2: Spatial Measurements and Statistics builds on the foundation provided by volume 1 of the series by taking users beyond visualizing patterns in maps and teaching them how to quantify patterns in a significant way, providing a deeper understanding of spatial statistics. It guides readers through some of the most common spatial statistics tasks, including measuring distributions, identifying patterns and clusters, and analyzing relationships. While explaining how to apply these techniques, the book focuses on using spatial statistics to answer important questions. This book also explains how spatial statistical tools can be applied in a range of disciplines, from public health to habitat conservation.

This book’s authors have decades of experience in GIS and spatial analysis. Andy Mitchell, who has been writing about GIS for more than 30 years, has authored or coauthored several books, including The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis series and Zeroing In: Geographic Information Systems at Work in the Community. Dr. Lauren Scott Griffin has more than 33 years of experience in software development and GIS at Esri. She has delivered presentations, workshops, and short courses at the National Institute of Justice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York City Department of Health, University College London (UCL) Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science, London Health Protection Agency, Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, World Vision, and the University of Copenhagen Institute of Geography. Esri Press, 2020, 320 pp. ISBN: 9781589486096 (digital) ; ISBN: 9781589486089 (paperback).

Understanding Crime: Analyzing the Geography of Crime

By Spencer Chaine

By addressing both the theory and application of the geographic analysis of crime, Understanding Crime: Analyzing the Geography of Crime is intended as a comprehensive resource and a textbook. This book makes crime analysis more accessible for readers through detailed descriptions, explanations, and illustrations of geographic analysis techniques. It explores spatial and temporal patterns of crime, the use of spatial data in crime analysis, and methods for evaluating the impact of geographically targeted interventions. Every chapter begins with key learning points and ends with a summary and references. The author, Dr. Spencer Chainey, is the director of continuing professional development and director of the Latin America and Caribbean unit at University College London’s Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science. He draws on 25 years of experience, which includes working in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australasia, the Middle East, and China. Esri Press, 500 pp. ISBN: 9781589485853 (digital); ISBN: 9781589485846 (paperback).