2010

GIS Book for Sale
@ 5th National GIS
Symposium
in Saudi Arabia
A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information.
SAR 90
As GIS technology has evolved and grown, so has th...
GIS Tutorial II: Spatial Analysis Workbook.
SAR 240
GIS Tutorial II: Spatial Analysis Workbook offers hands-on exercises t...
GIS for Environmental Management
SAR 75
In GIS for Environmental Management, Robert Scally has compiled the firsthand
expe...
Mapping Global Cities: GIS Methods in Urban analysis.
SAR 150
Spatial thinking and analysis are essential for informed urb...
Arc Marine: GIS for a Blue Planet.
SAR 145
Arc Marine: GIS for a Blue Planet presents the initial results of a successful ...
Land Administration for Sustainable Development.
SAR 150
Land Administration for Sustainable Development examines global l...
Confronting Catastrophe: A GIS Handbook
SAR 45
Confronting Catastrophe: A GIS Handbook demonstrates how the digital mappin...
Standards for Success: GIS for Federal Progress and Accountability.
SAR 75
With the proven track record of GIS in providin...
The Business Benefits of GIS: An ROI Approach.
SAR 75
The Business Benefits of GIS: An ROI Approach presents a fact-based,...
Analyzing Our World Using GIS: Our World GIS Education, Level 3.
SAR 150
Analyzing Our World Using GIS, the third volume i...
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  1. 1. 2010 GIS Book for Sale @ 5th National GIS Symposium in Saudi Arabia
  2. 2. A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information. SAR 90 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 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. ______________________________________________________________________ Building a GIS: System Architecture Design Strategies for Manegers SAR 135 The innovative Capacity Planning Tool included with Building a GIS increases the likelihood of successful GIS implementation by establishing a framework of setting performance targets and validating that targets are met throughout deployment. This book challenges the way in which IT operations are managed, and provides a better understanding of the performance scalability of software products. Building a GIS is an essential companion piece to Roger Tomlinson’s Thinking About GIS, Third Edition. Together, these books aim to help organizations implement, integrate, and scale up a GIS at a lesser cost. ______________________________________________________________________ Designing Geodatabases : Case Studies in GIS Data Modeling SAR 135 This highly visual guide to creating a dynamic geographic data model helps ArcGIS users design schemas that have comprehensive and descriptive query definitions, user-friendly cartographic displays, and increased performance standards.Designing Geodatabases outlines five steps for taking a data model through its conceptual, logical, and physical phases—modeling the user’s view, defining objects and relationships, selecting geographic representations, matching geodatabase elements, and organizing the geodatabase structure. Several design models for a variety of applications are considered, including addresses and locations, census units and boundaries, stream and river networks, and topography and the basemap. ______________________________________________________________________ GIS Tutorial for Health, Third Edition. SAR 240 In its third edition, GIS Tutorial for Health is fully-revised and updated for ArcGIS® 9.3 software compatibility. To better support skill-building and development, this workbook features extended introductions to eleven tutorials addressing significant issues of health care and policy-planning. Additionally, GIS Tutorial for Health, Third Edition contains a new tutorial that utilizes the ArcGIS® Spatial Analyst extension to estimate the demand for automated defibrillators in public places. Complete with an ArcGIS®, ArcView® level 180-day trial DVD, and a CD containing new data, this stepby-step tutorial is a valuable resource for the classroom, as well as the individual user. ______________________________________________________________________ 2|11
  3. 3. GIS Tutorial II: Spatial Analysis Workbook. SAR 240 GIS Tutorial II: Spatial Analysis Workbook offers hands-on exercises to help GIS users at the intermediate level continue to build their problem-solving and analysis skills. Inspired by volume 1 and volume 2 of The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, by Andy Mitchell, GIS Tutorial II provides a practical format for GIS users to apply the concepts presented in the ESRI Guides and develop proficiency in various spatial analysis methods, including classification, assessment of quantities and densities, location analysis, and change over time. ______________________________________________________________________ Designed Maps: A Sourcebook for GIS Users. SAR 120 This companion to the highly successful Designing Better Maps offers a graphicsintensive presentation of published maps, providing cartographic examples that GIS users can adapt for their own needs. Each chapter of Designed Maps: A Sourcebook for GIS Users characterizes a common design decision and includes a demonstration map annotated with specific information needed to reproduce the design such as text fonts; sizes and styles; line weights, colors, and patterns; marker symbol fonts, sizes, and colors; and fill colors and patterns. Visual hierarchies and the purpose of each map are considered with the audience in mind, drawing a clear connection between intent and design. Designed Maps also includes a valuable task index that explains what ArcGIS® 9 tools to use for desired cartographic effects. ______________________________________________________________________ Designing Better Maps : A Guide for GIS Users. SAR 105 Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users demystifies the basics of good cartography, walking readers through layout design, scales, north arrows, projections, color selection, font choices, and symbol placement. Recognizing the need for integration with other publishing and design programs, the text also covers various export options, all of which lead to the creation of publication-worthy maps. Designing Better Maps includes an appendix describing the author's popular ColorBrewer application, an online color selection tool. ______________________________________________________________________ Children Map the World, Volume 2 SAR 90 Children Map the World, Volume 2, showcases one hundred favorite world map drawings submitted to the Barbara Petchenik Children's World Map Competition 2005-2007. The map competition, sponsored by The International Cartographic Association, was created as a memorial to Barbara Petchenik, a cartographer who studied how children comprehend maps. The vibrant collection of maps in this volume presents varying perspectives on the theme "Many Nations-One World" from young artists, ranging in age from four to fifteen and representing 37 countries. Cartographers, geographers, educators, and children will take interest in the colorful maps presented in this book. ______________________________________________________________________ 3|11
  4. 4. GIS for Environmental Management SAR 75 In GIS for Environmental Management, Robert Scally has compiled the firsthand experiences of scientists and GIS experts throughout the world to examine how dedicated environmental professionals use GIS technology to preserve and renew critical ecosystems in order to benefit wildlife as well as human lives. The case studies in this book explore how biologists, geologists, conservationists, and others responsible for managing and protecting the environment rely on GIS to help them deal with a range of environmental issues, including biodiversity and pollution, coastal zone management, and change detection. This reader-friendly text is relevant for non-technical audiences as wells as GIS professionals. ______________________________________________________________________ GIS for Landscape Architects. SAR 60 GIS for Landscape Architects proves that GIS technology is no longer the exclusive realm of geographers and scientists. Using GIS to create visual frameworks for gathering, interpreting, and sharing spatial data and information has helped the landscape professionals featured in this book accomplish a wide range of challenging goals. The case studies in this volume demonstrate how GIS technology can be applied to the preparation of a comprehensive plan for a historic streetscape, the creation of a site design for a major vacation resort, the successful design and management of a recreation area, among other tasks. GIS for Landscape Architects also includes a detailed chapter on the GIS Graphic Method developed by Karen C. Hanna to make GIS concepts accessible to landscape architects. ______________________________________________________________________ GIS for Health Organizations. SAR 60 The case studies presented in GIS for Health Organizations illustrate how GIS has become a tool that aids in the effort to provide more efficient and appropriate health management options to patients. GIS assists health professionals with tracking the spread of infectious disease, determining sites for new hospitals, mapping the demand for future health-care needs, and even marketing pharmaceuticals. GIS for Health Organizations clearly demonstrates how GIS technology allows physicians, insurance providers, hospitals, epidemiologists, researchers, and HMO executives to focus resources to meet the needs of those in their care. ______________________________________________________________________ GIS, Spatial Analysis, and Modeling. SAR 180 This book presents a compendium of papers by leading GIS experts describing the state of the art in computerized spatial analysis and modeling. Recent advancements in GIS software, along with the availability of spatially referenced data, now makes possible the sophisticated modeling and statistical analysis of all types of geographic phenomena. GIS, Spatial Analysis, and Modeling serves to advance the methods and practices used to develop meaningful spatial analysis for decision support. A resource for geographic analysts, modelers, software engineers, and GIS professionals, this text covers tools, techniques, and methods while providing examples of various applications. ______________________________________________________________________ 4|11
  5. 5. Mapping Global Cities: GIS Methods in Urban analysis. SAR 150 Spatial thinking and analysis are essential for informed urban policy making in a global world. Urban planners need to understand how cities are organized and how residential patterns are shaped as a result of population and employment changes. Mapping Global Cities: GIS Methods in Urban Analysis illustrates how GIS technology can be applied to urban planning and policy challenges to enhance our efforts in providing solutions. This book is a valuable resource for urban studies and planning students, international development professionals, human settlement experts in the developing world, as well as urban planning practioners. ______________________________________________________________________ The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1: Geographic Patterns and Relationship SAR 105 The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1, demonstrates how geographic analysis with GIS can identify patterns, relationships, and trends that lead to better decision making. Using examples from various industries, this book focuses on six of the most common geographic analysis tasks: mapping where things are, mapping the most and least, mapping density, finding what is inside, finding what is nearby, and mapping what has changed. Written for both new and experienced GIS users, this book builds a foundation of the basic tasks needed to handle a wide range of analysis applications. ______________________________________________________________________ The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 2: Spatial Measurements and Statistics. SAR 105 As the tools available through commercial GIS software have grown in sophistication, a need has emerged to instruct users on the best practices of true GIS analysis. In this sequel to the bestselling The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1, author Andy Mitchell delves into the more advanced realm of spatial measurements and statistics. The premise of The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 2, targets GIS technology as having been well used as a display and visualization medium but not so widely used as an implement for real analysis. Covering topics that range from identifying patterns and clusters, to analyzing geographic relationships, this book is a valuable resource for GIS users performing complex analysis. ______________________________________________________________________ Analyzing Urban Poverty: GIS for the Developing World. SAR 90 In developing countries, squatter developments that house more than one-third of the urban population are without infrastructure and built from materials at hand. Analyzing Urban Poverty: GIS in the Developing World demonstrates how GIS can be used to improve quality of life in poor urban areas. With 30 years of experience using GIS technology to manage urban problems in Venezuelan barrios, Rosario Giusti de Pérez and Ramón Pérez describe how they developed sustainable solutions that go beyond conventional planning programs. Chapters cover site analyses of the natural and built environments, visualization of poverty maps, development of appropriate improvement proposals, management of projects, and organization of communities, and encouragement of their participation. ______________________________________________________________________ 5|11
  6. 6. Arc Marine: GIS for a Blue Planet. SAR 145 Arc Marine: GIS for a Blue Planet presents the initial results of a successful effort to create and define a data model for the marine community. The data model not only provides structure to storing and analyzing marine data but helps users create maps and three-dimensional scenes of the marine environment in ways invaluable to decision making. The standards and best practices that emerge from the case studies in Arc Marine form a diverse set of resources to draw from as the marine community strives to understand, illuminate, chart, and explore the unknown depths. ______________________________________________________________________ Designing Geodatabases for Transportation. SAR 195 Designing Geodatabases for Transportation addresses the construction of a GIS to manage data describing the transportation facilities and services commonly organized around various modes of travel. Although details of each mode can be quite different, this book demonstrates how all modes of travel follow a basic conceptual structure consisting of an origin, a destination, a path between the two, and a conveyance that provides the abillity to move along the path. Designing Geodatabases for Transportation explains best practices for building and implementing geodatabases for transportation in a manner that enables flexibility and use by multiple parties, and provides solutions for existing problems created by unsystematic design. ______________________________________________________________________ Measuring Up: The Business Case for GIS. SAR 75 Measuring Up: The Business Case for GIS presents case studies about companies and government agencies that have implemented GIS solutions to meet business goals. The featured organizations have measured how GIS continues to make them more productive and efficient. The book details effective strategies for saving money and time; increasing productivity, accuracy, communication, and collaboration; generating revenue; supporting decision making; aiding budget development; building information bases; and managing resources. Measuring Up includes a chapter topics/industry matrix, making it an easy-to-use resource for decision makers in both the private and public sector. ______________________________________________________________________ GIS for Building and Managing Infrastructure. SAR 75 GIS for Building and Managing Infrastructure presents a collection of maps that showcases how GIS can be implemented to help develop, manage, and present infrastructure projects. This book demonstrates how GIS can aid processes and promote transparency by providing a single data source from which to work. Featuring case studies from a range of technical-support structures including electric and gas utilities, public works, and renewable energy, this book is a reference for anyone involved in the infrastructure industry. ______________________________________________________________________ 6|11
  7. 7. Land Administration for Sustainable Development. SAR 150 Land Administration for Sustainable Development examines global land administration systems at different levels of maturity. This examination elucidates how countries can establish basic infrastructure for the implementation of landrelated policies and land management strategies that will help ensure social equality, economic growth, and environmental protection. Through its presentation of a holistic view of land management for sustainable development, this book outlines basic principles of land administration applicable to all countries and their divergent needs. Land Administration for Sustainable Development is a resource for professors and students of land planning, land administrators, land planning managers, and government officials. ______________________________________________________________________ Empowering Electric and Gas Utilities with GIS. SAR 105 Electric and gas utilities shoulder enormous responsibilities to their customers, shareholders, government regulators, and the environment, ever aware of the critical role they play in keeping homes heated, factories running, and cities illuminated. An enterprise GIS can transform utilities by raising efficiency and lowering costs while enhancing communication and decision-making processes. Empowering Electric and Gas Utilities with GIS details the difference an enterprise GIS can make to an energy provider of any size. This book is an easy-to-read narrative about the trials and tribulations of a fictitious utility, AnyTown Energy. Case studies folded into the narrative illustrate how utilities using GIS in the real world have improved operations, customer service, and business practices. Empowering Electric and Gas Utilities with GIS is for utility executives, operations and technology managers, and financial officers. ______________________________________________________________________ GIS for the Urban Environment. SAR 240 This illustrated, hardcover text addresses the use of GIS software for problem solving in the planning of both large and small cities and metropolitan areas. GIS for the Urban Environment is a useful tool for all students and practitioners who want to learn more about how they might apply GIS to urban planning, public health, urban environmental assessment, hazard and emergency management, geographic analysis, or sustainable community development. The exercises and case studies in the book present clear illustrations of GIS usage in contemporary cities and urban regions through examples of real-life applications. ArcView®, ArcEditor™, or ArcInfo® 9 is required to complete the exercises in this book. Earlier software releases are not compatible. The CD-ROM included with this book contains the data used in the exercises. ______________________________________________________________________ 7|11
  8. 8. Confronting Catastrophe: A GIS Handbook SAR 45 Confronting Catastrophe: A GIS Handbook demonstrates how the digital mapping and analysis tools of GIS technology can be critical for comprehensive preparation and quick response to disasterous events. This book takes readers through the five stages of management—Identification and Planning, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery—and shows how GIS processes can be incorporated into each. With full-color maps, checklists, and the hard lessons learned from the real world of catastrophe response and preparedness, Confronting Catastrophe is a hands-on manual for GIS practitioners and decision makers whose communities face the threat of large-scale disasters. ______________________________________________________________________ GIS for Decision Support and Public Policy Making SAR 75 Elected officials and department heads are increasingly relying on geographic information system (GIS) technology to make efficient and accurate decisions when and where it counts. GIS for Decision Support and Public Policy Making presents twenty-seven case studies and eight exercises that demonstrate the positive impact of incorporating GIS methodology in daily operations of the public sector. Discover how GIS has improved the communication, collaboration, and decision making in the organizations featured in this book. A return on investment (ROI) matrix is also included as a resource to evaluate cost and time savings due to the increased productivity that a GIS allows. ______________________________________________________________________ Cartographic Relief Presentation SAR 180 Within the discipline of cartography, few works are considered classics in the sense of retaining their interest, relevance, and inspiration with the passage of time. One such work is Eduard Imhof's masterpiece on relief representation. Originally published in German in 1965, Cartographic Relief Presentation provides guidelines for properly rendering terrain in maps of all types and scales. This book is an example of the art of combining cartography with intellect and graphics when solving map design problems. The range, detail, and scientific artistry of Imhof's solutions are presented in an instructional context that puts this work in a class by itself, with universal significance. ESRI Press has reissued Imhof's masterpiece as an affordable volume for mapping professionals, scholars, scientists, students, and anyone interested in cartography. ______________________________________________________________________ Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop. SAR 240 Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, Second Edition, Updated for ArcGIS 9.3 contains introductory concepts followed by scripted software exercises that reinforce an understanding of the conceptual material presented. This format encourages readers to acquire functional GIS skills in a variety of areas. Offering the most comprehensive overview of ArcGIS® 9.3 available on the market today, Getting to Know ArcGIS is valuable as both a classroom text and as a manual for individuals learning ArcGIS®. The workbook includes a fully functioning 180-day single-use trial version of ArcView® 9.3 software on DVD and a CD of data for working through the exercises. ______________________________________________________________________ 8|11
  9. 9. Standards for Success: GIS for Federal Progress and Accountability. SAR 75 With the proven track record of GIS in providing high returns on investment, Standards for Success: GIS for Federal Progress and Accountability shows how federal government agencies are using this powerful technology to streamline business processes, foster collaboration and communication, provide sound decision support, and optimize resource management. GIS plays an invaluable role in making government more effective and more efficient, and the powerful examples in Standards for Success make it easy to understand why. ______________________________________________________________________ GIS and Land Records: The ArcGIS Parcel Data Model. SAR 105 GIS and Land Records: The ArcGIS Parcel Data Model illuminates the data model developed as a framework for land record information in an ArcGIS environment. When parcel data is maintained in a GIS, it can be integrated in an informational workflow that can be shared and accessed within and between departments and organizations. This book captures experience gained from more than 20 years of managing parcel information using GIS, and shows how parcel data can be easily customized to satisfy different situations. GIS and Land Records provides data designers, parcel managers, and GIS professionals with a quicker, cost-effective solution to data migration. ______________________________________________________________________ GIS Worlds: Creating Spatial Data Infrastructures. SAR 150 Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) are defined as the technology, policies, standards, human resources, and related activities necessary to acquire, process, distribute, use, maintain, and preserve spatial data. GIS Worlds: Creating Spatial Data Infrastructures discusses the diffusion and evolution of SDIs around the world, shows where SDIs are advancing, and describes where more work is needed. More significantly, it details the implementation of SDIs from a practical perspective and outlines a method of institution building for regional, continental, and global SDIs. This timely and important text promises to illuminate even further the need for intelligent governance and strong leadership in the GIS and spatial data communities. ______________________________________________________________________ Smart Land-Use Analysis: The LUCIS Model. SAR 150 An indispensable guide for land-use planners, analysts, and students, Smart Land-Use Analysis: The LUCIS Model provides readers the information needed to understand and implement the land-use conflict identification strategy (LUCIS). Developed by the book's authors, the LUCIS model uses the ArcGIS® geoprocessing framework, particularly ModelBuilder™, to analyze suitability and preference for major land-use categories, determine potential future conflict among the categories, and build future land-use scenarios. Concepts are illustrated by a real-world case study of a nine-county region of north central Florida where LUCIS has been applied with great success. ArcGIS assignments are provided at various points along the way to reinforce the concepts and provide hands-on experience with LUCIS techniques. ______________________________________________________________________ 9|11
  10. 10. The Business Benefits of GIS: An ROI Approach. SAR 75 The Business Benefits of GIS: An ROI Approach presents a fact-based, benefitsfocused methodology aimed at ensuring the sustainability of GIS initiatives by effectively demonstrating the success of the investment. Unlike other return on investment (ROI) books, the methodology addressed in The Business Benefits of GIS is based on an established framework, and was adapted by ESRI, in collaboration with PA Consulting Group, to combine the GIS expertise of ESRI with the professional management experience of PA Consulting Group, Inc. The result is a step-by-step framework with supplemental case studies, interactive digital tools, and templates that allow the reader to apply the book's methodology to GIS initiatives, and achieve consensus among stakeholders. ______________________________________________________________________ Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers, Third Edition. SAR 90 Thinking About GIS, Third Edition, details a planning model developed for designing data and technology systems that will meet an organization’s specific needs, whether it’s an enterprise-wide GIS or a single-shop launch. Developed from decades of consulting experience globally and his popular GIS seminars worldwide, Roger Tomlinson's book helps bridge the communication gap between those with and those without technological expertise. Targeted at two primary audiences—senior managers who oversee information technologies and the more technical specialists charged with designing the actual systems—this book gives both groups a common platform on which to conduct serious GIS planning. ______________________________________________________________________ GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9, Third Edition. SAR 240 Updated for ArcView 9.3, GIS Tutorial Workbook for ArcView 9, Third Edition provides effective GIS training in an easy-to-follow format. By combining ArcGIS® tutorials with self-study exercises intended to gradually build upon basic skills, GIS Tutorial is fully adaptable to individual needs, as well as a classroom setting. In addition to the range of GIS functionality covered by its predecessors, the third edition of this best-selling workbook features two new tutorial chapters that utilize ArcGIS® 3D Analyst™ and ArcGIS® Spatial Analyst applications. ______________________________________________________________________ Modeling Our World: The ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Design. SAR 90 Modeling Our World is the comprehensive guide and reference to GIS data modeling in general, and to the geodatabase model in particular. It shows how to make decisions about modeling data that will inform each aspect of the GIS project, from database design and data capture to spatial analysis and visual presentation. Illustrated with hundreds of full-color maps and figures, this book is essential reading for ArcGIS users. ______________________________________________________________________ 10 | 1 1
  11. 11. Analyzing Our World Using GIS: Our World GIS Education, Level 3. SAR 150 Analyzing Our World Using GIS, the third volume in the Our World GIS Education series, helps educators use GIS technology and geographic data to promote inquirybased learning among students studying world geography and other disciplines. This book combines open-ended geospatial exploration opportunities with the structure of nationally standardized course content, classroom activities, teacher notes, student handouts, and assessments. ______________________________________________________________________ Cartography - An Introduction. SAR 30 Prepared on behalf of The British Cartographic Society by Giles Darkes, Cartographic Consultant, and Mary Spence MBE, one of the UK’s leading cartographic practitioners, this booklet has been published by BCS in support of its Better Mapping Campaign. Its aim is to give basic information on what works well in map design and to get the world thinking about maps and their messages. ______________________________________________________________________ Geographic Information Systems and Science , Second Edition. SAR 165 Geographic Information Systems and Science" has become the pre-eminent textbook in its field, for students and practitioners alike. Its unique approach communicates the richness and diversity of GIS in a lucid and accessible format. This fully revised and updated second edition reinforces the view of GIS as a gateway to science and problem solving, sets out the scientific principles that govern its use, and describes the impact of people on its development, design, and success. The second edition of "Geographic Information Systems and Science" includes: A new five-part structure: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; and Management and Policy New chapters on Distributed GIS ______________________________________________________________________ What is ArcGIS 9.3? SAR 60 What is ArcGIS 9.3? discusses the various parts of ArcGIS software and the role each part plays in a GIS, taking a close look at what a GIS actually is. This book is designed for both the new ArcGIS user and those already familiar with the software as it explains the functions and components of ArcGIS as well as the critical GIS concepts that provide the foundation for ArcGIS. ______________________________________________________________________ 11 | 1 1

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