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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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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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Web Mapping 101

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What is a Web Map, and How Do You Make One? By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. Web maps are online maps created with ArcGIS that provide a way to work and interact with geographic content organized as layers. They … Continue reading

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The Continuing Evolution of Mapmaking

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By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. Since the earliest recorded human history, maps have served to preserve and transmit geographic data by means of a visual representation. As such, they appeal to both the creative and logical aspects of our … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Conversation

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Maps and geographic science provide a platform for bringing people together  By Scott Morehouse. People are visual learners and seem to be instinctively attracted to maps. Maps help us instantly perceive patterns, relationships, and situations. They not only organize and

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Mapping for Everyone

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Online Mapping is Transforming GIS—and the World By Clint Brown and Christian Harder. Maps are important. Everyone understands and appreciates good maps. GIS users create and work with maps every day—they provide the basic experience and a practical interface for … Continue reading

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Apps: Extending the Reach of GIS

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By Christian Harder and Clint Brown. Every GIS map has an interface—a user experience for putting that map to use. These experiences are called “apps,” and they bring GIS to life for all kinds of people. And like other apps, … Continue reading

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Geodesign: Using Social Engagement in Community Planning

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By Christian Harder and Clint Brown. “Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.” —Herbert Simon, political scientist (1916–2001) Geodesign provides a planning methodology and approach to project design and decision-making, and it … Continue reading

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The Expansive Reach of Web GIS

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Across Organizations, Across Communities, Across the Globe By Christian Harder and Clint Brown. The geographic organizing aspect of GIS has been part of the thinking from the beginning, but now factor in the impact of the web. Web GIS provides … Continue reading

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Enabling a Smarter World

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GIS Provides a Framework and Process By Christian Harder and Clint Brown. The Internet of Things is becoming real. We’re learning how to measure virtually everything that moves and changes on the planet with a web of connected instruments that … Continue reading

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Understanding The Science of Where

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By Jack Dangermond. GIS is about uncovering meaning and insights from within data. It is rapidly evolving and providing a whole new framework and process for understanding. With its simplification

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