New Esri Book Makes the Case for Using GIS in Government
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New Esri Book Makes the Case for Using GIS in Government

Redlands, California—August 07, 2012—Measuring Up: The Business Case for GIS, Volume 2, provides a collection of real-world stories from local government agencies that have used GIS technology to achieve success. Chapters focus on how implementing automated GIS workflow and resource management solutions helps organizations save time and money, increase accuracy and efficiency, and maximize productivity and revenue. Lead author Christopher Thomas is director of government marketing for Esri.

The articles in this collection illustrate how GIS is used to implement new, more efficient business processes and how these emerging practices have improved communities and organizations. The case studies show how investing in GIS provides a common language for discussion that brings stakeholders together in the decision-making process. Many of the included organizations are realizing a quantifiable return on investment by integrating GIS into their information systems.

In the book's foreword, Esri president Jack Dangermond writes, "Measuring Up provides insight into the innovation that comes from looking at problems spatially and the value GIS brings to improving efficiencies, decision making, planning, communication, and collaboration while creating transparency. In essence, the book shows the role GIS plays in supporting a government that is more accountable to the world we impact and the citizens we serve."

Measuring Up: The Business Case for GIS, Volume 2 (ISBN: 978-1-58948-310-1, 128 pages, US$19.95) 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

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in 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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Esri Press publishes books on GIS, cartography, and the application of spatial analysis to many areas of public and private endeavor including land-use planning, health care, education, business, government, and science. The complete selection of GIS titles from Esri Press can be found on the web at

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