New book illustrates how GIS helps to manage the environment

New book illustrates how GIS helps to manage the environment

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Redlands, California – Case studies in ESRI Press’s new book “GIS for Environmental Management” details how biologists, ecologists, and other scientists around the world use GIS to preserve important ecosystems.

The book by Robert Scally illustrates the many innovative uses of GIS in a dozen projects, ranging from protecting Madagascar’s national parks to tracking environmental contamination from the World Trade Center’s collapse. Other case studies show how GIS was used to assess the health of wetlands along Lake Ontario’s shore and identify the sources of a dust problem in the border towns of Douglas, Arizona, and Auga Prieta, Mexico.

GIS for Environmental Management (ISBN 1-58948-142-9, 204 pages, $24.95) is mainly geared toward geologists, biologists, conservationists, and others working in environmental protection. Scally is a journalist, writer, and editor whose work has appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal.