Essays on Geography and GIS, Vol. 2, E-book Published by ESRI

Free E-book Showcases Essays by Well-Known Academics, Thought Leaders

REDLANDS, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Essays on Geography and GIS, Vol. 2, the latest offering from the Best Practices series published by geographic information system (GIS) software developer ESRI, is a collection of essays written by many of the top academics in the fields of geography and GIS technology. Previously published individually in the company's ArcNews magazine, the collection of articles provides insight into the power of spatial thinking. Essays on Geography and GIS, Vol. 2, is available for download at no cost.

The 12 articles in Essays on Geography and GIS, Vol. 2, include

    --  "GIS: Designing Our Future" by Jack Dangermond
    --  "Implementing Geographic Information Technologies Ethically"
        by Harlan J. Onsrud
    --  "GIScience for Human Rights" by Doug Richardson
    --  "Transport 2.0: Meeting Grand Challenges with GIScience" by
        Harvey J. Miller
    --  "Geography Education and GIS Professional Development" by Doug
    --  "Changing the Face of Geography: GIS and the IGU" by Roger F.
    --  "Process Models and Next-Generation Geographic Information
        Technology" by Paul M. Torrens
    --  "Geographic Literacy in U.S. by 2025" by Daniel C. Edelson
    --  "Geography, GIS, and Mental Health" by Doug Richardson
    --  "The National Geospatial Advisory Committee: An Action Agenda"
        by Anne Hale Miglarese
    --  "Global Dialogues: GIScience and Sustainable Development in
        Africa" by Doug Richardson
    --  "Get Involved with Geo-Education Reform" by Daniel C. Edelson.

Begun three years ago, ESRI's Best Practices series now contains more than 30 e-books that cover a wide range of topics in GIS. Visit the GIS Best Practices Web site at to explore the list of offerings and download your copy free of charge.

Essays on Geography and GIS, Vol. 2, is a follow-up to the popular Essays on Geography and GIS, which has been viewed by more than 30,000 people since it was first made available in September 2008.

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