GIS in Public Policy
Author: R. W. Greene
List Price: $29.95
Published by Environmental Systems Research Institute
Geographic information systems (GIS) are quickly becoming powerful tools in the arsenals of local and national policy makers. This case-study book shows how progressive policy makers have put GIS to use-the National Partnership for Reinventing Government being one example-and how GIS can be further utilized by law enforcement, social services, and other government agencies. The case studies include examples of GIS being used for monitoring the environment, redistricting, allocating tax moneys, public policy planning, and education. R. W. Greene is a staff writer for ESRI Press and a former fellow of the Kiplinger Public Affairs Reporting Program at Ohio State University. He lives in Murrieta, California.