This guide is intended to help with locating geospatial data, understanding Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and for using ArcGIS software for analysis in a variety of academic disciplines. Please contact the data librarian with any questions.
Thinking about GIS
Publication Date: 2011-04-01
Detailing a planning model developed for designing data & technology systems that will meet the needs of any specific organization, this text is developed from decades of consulting experience in GIS applications.
A Primer of GIS
Publication Date: 2008-02-15
This pragmatic book introduces key concepts and skills to prepare students to understand and use geographic information systems (GIS). The text thoroughly explains what geographic information is, how it is represented and analyzed, and what it communicates about human and environmental activities and events that take place on our planet. Basic principles of map making and map reading are integrated with discussions of relevant information technologies and applications. Written in an accessible style, the text is organized into four parts that can be used in any sequence in entry-level and more specialized GIS courses. User-friendly features include practical examples and exercises, engaging vignettes, and helpful Internet resources.
The GIS 20
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
Demonstrates how to perform twenty essential GIS skills as indicated by 500 GIS practitioners. Written for professionals with no time for classroom training, this book can be treated as a weekly self-assignment or an as-needed reference. Each chapter offers a handy checklist of basic functions and steps covered in the text, as well as executive level summaries of how the functions are commonly applied for different types of analysis.
GIS: the geographic language of our age
Publication Date: 2009-05-11
This book is a guide and an educational, easy-to-understand journey that introduces the concepts and methodologies that lie behind today's GIS. It makes GIS both more familiar and more relevant to a far broader section of the professional circles which plan, organize, and shape our surroundings.