Esri Professional Services


White Papers

Taking a COTS-Based Approach to Enterprise GIS  [PDF]
This white paper provides a framework for planning a commercial off-the-shelf-based enterprise GIS supported by the real-world implementation experiences of the Esri Professional Services team.

Management of Marine Resources through the Development of Marine Boundaries and Offshore Leases [PDF] 
How do you establish boundaries in the ocean? The answer is critical to establishing economic rights to ocean resources. This paper provides a vision and introduces tools to support marine boundary development and management.

Highway Data Management in ArcGIS [PDF]
This document presents a vision for a solution to help highway departments more easily exchange information between users and systems, overcoming the challenges of maintaining and integrating both spatial and nonspatial data that is broadly distributed throughout an agency.

Esri Geoportal Technology [PDF]
This white paper introduces Esri's approach to the discovery and exchange of geospatial information on the Web and outlines the geospatial portal technology Esri has developed in that context.

Creating and Maintaining a Geoportal—Management Considerations: Digital Magazine  [PDF]
This white paper describes the level and breadth of management commitment required to install and maintain a Web-based ArcGIS for Server Geoportal extension portal for the discovery and exchange of geospatial information.


Thinking About GIS, Fifth Edition: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers This book details a practical method for implementing a GIS developed by the man known as the "father of GIS," Dr. Roger Tomlinson.