Latest Esri Map Book Illustrates Broad Range of GIS Capabilities

Redlands, CaliforniaJuly 12, 2011Esri Map Book, Volume 26, highlights the wide diversity of GIS applications in use today. From a detailed tourism map of the archaeological sites in Luxor, Egypt, to the scientific analysis of the iron and titanium concentrations on the moon, this year's map book beautifully showcases the power and potential of geospatial analysis.

The full-color maps in this edition reflect how GIS is used to

  • Monitor and manage the environment.
  • Enhance the transparency and accountability of government.
  • Protect the health and security of communities.
  • Improve workflow efficiency for public and private entities.
  • Inform and engage citizens.

"Our map book this year represents a variety of contributors, from students and professionals just getting started to veteran ArcGIS users whose maps have appeared frequently in this publication," says Jack Dangermond, Esri president. "The maps included affirm that GIS-based cartography conveys important information as no other medium can."

Containing more than 100 maps, this edition clearly shows how GIS users contribute ever-increasing amounts of data and other resources to promote sustainable development and a more hopeful future. Each map is accompanied by a description of how it was produced, for what purpose, and by whom. Esri Map Book, Volume 26, is an important collection of maps for GIS users, cartographers, collectors, and map libraries.

Esri Map Book, Volume 26 (ISBN: 978-1-58948-284-5, 120 pages, US$24.95), is available at online retailers worldwide, at, or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options, or visit to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

About Esri Press

Esri Press publishes books on GIS, cartography, and related topics. The complete selection of GIS titles from Esri Press can be found on the web at

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at


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