Confronting Catastrophe

Author: R. W. Greene
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 9781589480407
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Explores the benefits that GIS technology can offer public officials and IT managers when planning for and reacting to disaster events such as fires, hurricanes, or attacks.

A Research Guide to Cartographic Resources

Author: Eva H. Dodsworth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538100843
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book navigates the numerous American and Canadian cartographic resources available in print, and online, offering information on how to locate and access the large variety of resources. Cartographic materials are highlighted and summarized, along with lists of map libraries and geospatial centers, and related professional associations.

The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society

Author: Timothy Nyerges
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446209628
Format: PDF, ePub
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"The definitive guide to a technology that succeeds or fails depending upon our ability to accommodate societal context and structures. This handbook is lucid, integrative, comprehensive and, above all, prescient in its interpretation of GIS implementation as a societal process." - Paul Longley, University College London "This is truly a handbook - a book you will want to keep on hand for frequent reference and to which GIS professors should direct students entering our field... Selection of a few of the chapters for individual attention is difficult because each one contributes meaningfully to the overall message of this volume. An important collection of articles that will set the tone for the next two decades of discourse and research about GIS and society." - Journal of Geographical Analysis Over the past twenty years research on the evolving relationship between GIS and Society has been expanding into a wide variety of topical areas, becoming in the process an increasingly challenging and multifaceted endeavour. The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society is a retrospective and prospective overview of GIS and Society research that provides an expansive and critical assessment of work in that field. Emphasizing the theoretical, methodological and substantive diversity within GIS and Society research, the book highlights the distinctiveness and intellectual coherence of the subject as a field of study, while also examining its resonances with and between key themes, and among disciplines ranging from geography and computer science to sociology, anthropology, and the health and environmental sciences. Comprising 27 chapters, often with an international focus, the book is organized into six sections: Foundations of Geographic Information and Society Geographical Information and Modern Life Alternative Representations of Geographic Information and Society Organizations and Institutions Participation and Community Issues Value, Fairness, and Privacy Aimed at academics, researchers, postgraduates, and GIS practitioners, this Handbook will be the basic reference for any inquiry applying GIS to societal issues.

Handbook of Disaster Research

Author: Havidán Rodríguez
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331963254X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This timely Handbook is based on the principle that disasters are social constructions and focuses on social science disaster research. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to disasters with theoretical, methodological, and practical applications. Attention is given to conceptual issues dealing with the concept "disaster" and to methodological issues relating to research on disasters. These include Geographic Information Systems as a useful research tool and its implications for future research. This seminal work is the first interdisciplinary collection of disaster research as it stands now while outlining how the field will continue to grow.

The GIS guide for local government officials

Author: Cory Fleming
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN:
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Practical approaches to incorporating geographic information systems (GIS) technology into all levels of both urban and rural environments are suggested in this collection of case studies from municipal GIS experts. From monitoring storm drains in Hawaii to finding child care in Canada, data is provided to instruct local governments on using GIS technology to deliver services, decide policy, manage information glut in an era of ever-tightening budgets, coordinate resources, save tax dollars, and plan for the future.

Designing Better Maps

Author: Cynthia A. Brewer
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN:
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A guide to map design covers such topics as resolution and viewing distance, fonts and symbols, colors, scale bars, and export options.

GIS Spatial Analysis and Modeling

Author: David J. Maguire
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589481305
Format: PDF, Docs
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A guide for geographic analysts, modelers, software engineers, and GIS professionals, this book discusses agent-based modeling, dynamic feedback and simulation modeling, as well as links between models and GIS software. This collection also presents a state-of-the-art understanding of applications based on environmental, atmospheric, hydrological, urban, social, health, and economic models.

A to Z GIS

Author: Tasha Wade
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Provides a collection of more than 1800 GIS terms and illustrations.

GIS Worlds

Author: Ian Masser
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN:
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In describing the emergence of the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) phenomenon, this book covers the diffusion and evolution of SDIs around the world, and indicates the countries in which SDIs are far along, and those in which more work is needed. The implementation of SDIs from a practical perspective and a method of institution building for regional, continental, and global SDIs is outlined. This guide offers recommendations about how SDI stakeholders around the world can leverage the work already done and maintain the momentum that is currently driving the global SDI phenomenon.

Spatial Portals

Author: Winnie Tang
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589481312
Format: PDF
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Outlining the opportunities, developments, challenges, and issues that are impacting the geospatial industry, this guide discusses system design alterations, development, and management strategies for GIS professionals. Spatial portals and how they are revolutionizing the way people manage, find, share, and use geographic knowledge--from the local level to the world stage--are discussed. The manner in which spatial portals help people search for and access networks of relevant information held by local, state, and federal governments, and other organizations is also covered.