California, USA, 19 May 2007: ESRI Press announced the release of eight new books aimed at advancing the geospatial education. The books contain valuable information including learning how to draw intricate topographic maps, using GIS to analyse business’s market potential, and planning a GIS.
The books also cover topics such as spatial data infrastructures, which present a new data model for marine science, and offer a tutorial in ESRI’s ArcView 9 software. A new volume of the ESRI Map Book showcases some of the informative, and interesting maps created using GIS.
The new books that will be published include
ESRI Map BookVolume 22: This book showcases more than 100 color digital maps. Selected from submissions to the Map Gallery at the 26th ESRI International User Conference, and these maps manifest how GIS helps people visualize, analyze, and understand geographically referenced information.
Thinking About GIS GIS Planning for Managers, Third Edition: This book reveals how to plan a GIS from the ground up, using a 10 stage methodology developed by Dr. Roger Tomlinson, widely recognized as the Father of GIS. The book talks about every step including writing information product descriptions and conducting a cost-benefit analysis.
ArcMarine: GIS for a Blue Planet: The contents of this book is prepared to help researchers in developing models and support for seafloor mapping, fisheries management, marine mammal tracking, shoreline change monitoring, and water temperature analysis. Along with providing structure to store and analyse marine data, the data model teaches GIS software users how to create maps and three-dimensional scenes of the marine environment to help make important decisions.
GIS Tutorial Workbook for ArcView 9Second Edition: This book teaches how to use ArcView software with the practical study guide, which combines ArcGIS tutorials and self-study exercises that begin with the basics and progress to more advanced lessons. Readers will learn to create maps, collect data, use geoprocessing tools, and create models for advanced analysis.
Research and Theory in Advancing Spatial Data Infrastructure Concepts: This book deals with the technical, legal, economic, and institutional challenges of Spatial Data infrastructures, defined as the spatial data, metadata, technology, standards, policies, and people needed to promote data sharing in the public or private sector. The research analyses models for planning, financing, and implementing SDI initiatives and assesses the extent to which SDI projects in Australia, the European Union, India, and East Timor are contributing to economic competitiveness and social well-being.
Cartographic Relief Presentation This allows to learn techniques on how to properly render terrain in maps. This book also includes an effort made by Swiss cartographer Imhof and his artistic and instructive illustrations.
GIS Tutorial for Marketing : This book helps to learn how to conduct market area analysis with ArcGIS using the tutorial aimed at business and marketing students and professionals. The industry-specific software manual teaches people how to use ArcGIS Desktop 9.2 software to solve vital business and marketing problems.
Building European Spatial Data Infrastructures This book is written by Ian Masser, an SDI expert to get a better understanding of what needs to be accomplished to build a spatial data infrastructure. The author also shows how Europeans are using GIS to give their citizens quick access to location based information and are creating a multinational system of sharing information throughout the European Union.