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A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information.
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
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
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.
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
GIS Tutorial II: Spatial Analysis Workbook.
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.
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.
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
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.
GIS for Environmental Management
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.
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.
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.
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
Mapping Global Cities: GIS Methods in Urban analysis.
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
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
The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 2: Spatial Measurements and
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.
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.
Arc Marine: GIS for a Blue Planet.
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.
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
Measuring Up: The Business Case for GIS.
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.
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.
Land Administration for Sustainable Development.
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
Empowering Electric and Gas Utilities with GIS.
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
GIS for the Urban Environment.
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.
Confronting Catastrophe: A GIS Handbook
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
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
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
Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop.
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.
Standards for Success: GIS for Federal Progress and Accountability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Business Benefits of GIS: An ROI Approach.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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Analyzing Our World Using GIS: Our World GIS Education, Level 3.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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