Three New Titles from Esri Press

Esri Press is pleased to announce imminent release of three new books: a long-overdue dictionary of GIS terminology, a collection of scientific essays about modeling the behavior of water, and a two-part offering on the theory and practice of integrating GIS and GPS.

cover of The Dictionary of GIS TerminologyGeographic information systems have been around for a quarter century or more. Time and enough for a comprehensive and comprehensible dictionary of GIS. The Esri Press Dictionary of GIS Terminology is just that. It gives clear, concise definitions of hundreds of terms from GIS and related fields such as geography, GPS, cartography, and remote sensing. Definitions are technically accurate, extensively cross-referenced, and explained in language that is easy to understand. This first edition and versions to come will provide a comprehensive fingertip reference for students, researchers, educators, and technicians in the field of GIS.

As the population of the world expands, issues of water resources and allocation become more and more critical. Fortunately, technology is keeping up in this area, Cover of Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling Supportas is amply illustrated in one of the forthcoming titles from Esri Press, Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling Support with Geographic Information Systems. The book features such GIS applications as watershed delineation, topographic characteristic extraction, and floodplain extent determination. Although the models featured were developed for specific applications, the techniques presented apply to any hydrologic or hydraulic model that requires spatial input or that produces spatial output. More than ever before, scientists and technicians can easily and accurately model the complexities of how water behaves.

Integrating GIS and the Global Positioning System is a comprehensive introduction to an explosively growing technology. It covers the basics of the system—the constellation of 24 NAVSTAR satellites, the monitoring stations on remote atolls around the world, and the radio receivers, some small enough to be held in the palm of your hand and packed with GIS-friendly software—and the issues surrounding this effective new way of creating geographic data. Methods of improving off-the-shelf accuracy and getting around the Department of Defense's intentional distortion of the signal are discussed, and several case studies illustrate the astonishingly broad spectrum of ways that the powerful accuracy of GPS measurements is being harnessed to the depth and completeness of GIS coverages.

These and other Esri Press titles are available at better bookstores, online at, or by calling 1-800-447-9778.

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