A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems

By Tasha Wade, Shelly Sommer

A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems presents the most comprehensive collection of GIS terms and illustrations to help students, educators, and professionals learn GIS and use this special language in research, field studies, and real-world applications.

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As GIS technology has evolved and grown, so has the language of this powerful tool. Written, developed, and reviewed by more than 150 subject-matter experts, A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems is packed with more than 1,800 terms, nearly 400 full-color illustrations, and seven encyclopedia-style appendix articles about annotation and labels, features, geometry, layers in ArcGIS, map projections and coordinate systems, remote sensing, and topology. 

A to Z GIS is a must-have resource for managers, programmers, users, writers, editors, and students discovering the interdisciplinary nature of GIS. 

Tasha Wade
Tasha Wade is a project manager at ESRI. For the past four years, she has coordinated the ESRI GIS Term Library, a database of 3,000 terms and definitions that is the single source for all ESRI glossaries and dictionaries.

Shelly Sommer
Shelly Sommer worked as the corporate librarian at ESRI for twelve years before becoming a research specialist. She led the design team for the original version of the GIS Term Library as well as the GIS bibliography on the ESRI Virtual Campus Library.

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