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Esri workbook teaches top 20 GIS skills

January 31, 2018By
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Esri, the spatial analytics company, has published The GIS 20: Essential Skills, Third Edition, a book designed to quickly prepare those who need to use a geographic information system (GIS). The GIS 20 is aimed at readers who are new to or unfamiliar with GIS, such as a professional interested in using the technology on the job to conduct analysis and... read more

Book on open source GIS coming in May

January 30, 2018By

A new book on open-source geospatial information systems (GIS) will be published in May. Information on the book is available on Emerging Trends in Open Source Geographic Information Systems, by Naveenchandra N. Srivastava  of the Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics, India. Open access to information of geographic places and spatial relationships provides an essential part of the analytical processing of... read more

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Esri publishes textbook on how to use ArcGIS Pro

December 6, 2017By
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Esri has released GIS Tutorial 1 for ArcGIS Pro: A Platform Workbook, which teaches all the elements of creating and managing data; designing maps; performing spatial analysis; creating 3D scenes; and sharing projects using ArcGIS Pro, Esri’s professional desktop geographic information system (GIS) application. The textbook primarily focuses on working with ArcGIS Pro but also offers instruction on using ArcGIS... read more

Cartographies of Disease traces long history of maps and medicine

February 6, 2017By
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The new edition of Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine from Esri traces the long history of how maps have been used to help unlock the mysteries behind the cause and spread of diseases such as cholera, yellow fever and Ebola. Ebola is the focus of two new chapters. Cartographies of Disease was first published in 2005 and showed... read more

Esri workbook teaches basic mapmaking, spatial analysis techniques

May 16, 2016By

The new edition of GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook, published by Esri, teaches the fundamentals of using geographic information system (GIS) technology, including making maps, geocoding data and analyzing spatial data. The workbook, updated for ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop software and later versions, also includes a new chapter on how to use the ArcGIS Network Analyst extension to analyze street... read more

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New Esri book teaches principles of map design

January 4, 2016By
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More emphasis today needs to be placed on map design, especially on the web, according to Esri president Jack Dangermond. “We need to spend more time designing maps and not just producing them,” Dangermond said at a recent geodesign conference. Cartographer Cynthia A. Brewer’s new edition of Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, published by Esri, will guide... read more

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New Esri Book Guides Use of Lidar

October 7, 2015By

A new book published by Esri teaches how to use GIS software to analyze and visualize lidar data. Lidar is an optical remote-sensing system that uses a laser to measure topography, vegetation, objects such as buildings, and the ocean floor at some depths. Data collected from lidar can be used to create highly accurate elevation and terrain models. Making Spatial... read more

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Esri Publishes Getting to Know ArcGIS, Fourth Edition

July 13, 2015By

A new book published by Esri covers the fundamentals of making digital maps, analyzing geospatial data, and building and editing spatial databases using ArcGIS. The workbook Getting to Know ArcGIS, fourth edition, is updated for use with the latest version of Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop software.  Getting to Know ArcGIS teaches geographic information system (GIS) concepts and common tasks such as how... read more

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Esri Book Explores Spatial Thinking, Research Using GIS

April 22, 2015By

Scientific data that’s spatially analyzed produces highly useful information for academics, scientists and other researchers, helping them answer questions and make well-informed decisions, according to a new book published by Esri. The book GIS Research Methods: Incorporating Spatial Perspectives shows how spatial analysis using geographic information system (GIS) technology enhances research in the social and physical sciences. Authors Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg and... read more

E-book Details GIS Role in Fighting Crime

July 30, 2014By

American Sentinel University’s new e-book, GIS for Crime Analysis, Law Enforcement and Public Safety, profiles how GIS has become an effective new crime-fighting tool used by law enforcement agencies to uncover criminal patterns that would be otherwise impossible to identify. The complimentary e-book is available for download. GIS technology merges and manages massive amounts of law enforcement data into geodatabases that... read more

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