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Esri Press publishes books about the science, application, and technology of geographic information systems (GIS). Esri Press supports the global community with publications that advance geographic understanding, literacy, and learning in all endeavors, including education, business, government, and health care.

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The Power of Where: How Spatial Analysis Leads to Insight

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By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. Spatial analysis allows you to solve complex location-oriented problems and better understand where and what is occurring in your world. It goes beyond mere mapping to let you study the characteristics of places and … Continue reading

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Demographics: Understanding Populations

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By Christian Harder and Clint Brown. Demographic data about populations includes the basics, such as age and ethnicity, but also more sophisticated attributes such as people’s wealth and health, their spending habits, and their politics. ArcGIS includes many hundreds of … Continue reading

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Basemaps: The Setting for Your Story

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By Christian Harder and Clint Brown. A basemap provides a reference map for your world and a context for the content you want to display in a map. When you create a new map, you can choose which basemap you … Continue reading

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What Kind of Data is Available in ArcGIS Online?

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By Christian Harder and Clint Brown. Hunting down good data used to involve a lot of work just to get a GIS project started. These days, using ready-made basemaps and authenticated data from ArcGIS Online, GIS analysts are able to … Continue reading

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The Foundation for Great Maps? Great Data.

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ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World Provide Rich Geospatial Content By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. ArcGIS Online is rapidly emerging as the platform of choice for the creation and dissemination of authoritative geographic data content. ArcGIS … Continue reading

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Why Are Maps So Interesting?

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By Allen Carroll. For most people, sight is the dominant sense, so when it comes to information delivery, most like it served visually. One way to think about it is to consider that as information publishers, we actually have relatively … Continue reading

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Story Maps 101

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Get Started Telling Stories that Inform, Engage, and Inspire By Allen Carroll. Storytellers often turn to maps to illuminate and contextualize their words. Maps are the visual representation of where events happen. As such, maps and stories complement each other,

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Digital Map Mashups

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By Christian Harder and Clint Brown. The idea of a digital map mashup—recombining various geographic layers—is one of the great force multipliers in modern cartography. This ability to easily share and repurpose digital content has allowed individuals to create far … Continue reading

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Map Design 101

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Drawing your audience into the story you’re telling  By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. Maps are interactive, rewarding experiences, and not just pretty pictures. The most valuable maps are information products that are visually interesting from the first time you … Continue reading

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Learn to Smart Map

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By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. The world is full of data, and maps help you make sense of it. There is a growing need to turn geographic data into compelling maps. People just want to create beautiful, interactive maps … Continue reading

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