Building a GIS Helps Managers Achieve Optimal Operations
January 24, 2012
Building a GIS: System Architecture Design Strategies for Managers, Second Edition, builds on the step-by-step process for system design outlined in the original text.The book promotes optimal GIS operations and is intended for those tasked with implementing or updating their GIS. Using the included Capacity Planning Tool, GIS managers and IT specialists can experiment with various system configurations related to their specific needs before purchasing computer hardware.
In cooperation with National Geographic, Esri released the National Geographic World Map. Esri and National Geographic collaborated to produce a distinctive basemap that reflects National Geographic's cartographic design, typographic style, and map policies.
Esri Press Book Presents Latest Crime Mapping and Analysis Methods
November 15, 2011
GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis, the new workbook from Esri Press, combines step-by-step tutorials with independent exercises to teach readers the skills needed to apply mapping and analysis to police work.
New Esri Press Book Explores the Impact of GIS on Virtual Reality
November 1, 2011
Virtual Geographic Environments, from Esri Press, is a collection of key papers written by leading members of the geospatial community that examines the relationship between GIS and virtual geographic environments (VGE). Edited by professors Hui Lin and Michael Batty, the book is organized into five sections, beginning with a primer on VGEs and followed by an exploration of virtual cities and landscapes, interface design and public participation, mobile and networked VGEs, and finally dynamics in visualization.
Google Android users can now access data and mapping capabilities on their smartphones with the ArcGIS for Android application. ArcGIS for Android lets users find and share maps as well as deploy GIS data and functionality on Android devices. The free app is now available and can be downloaded directly from the Android Market.
Esri CityEngine 2011 Makes It Easier to Create 3D Models from 2D GIS Data
October 27, 2011
Esri CityEngine 2011, the latest version of Esri's software for creating high-quality 3D content, is now available. New key features of CityEngine 2011 include support for georeferenced data and an improved user interface.