News about GIS books, magazines, and online geospatial resources.
A free eBook is available for downloading that reviews some of the online GIS and web mapping options. Online gis and web map publication platforms are reviewed in this fifty page PDF publication: ArcGIS Online, CartoDB, GeoCommons, GISCloud, MangoMap and MapBox. The intent of the PDF is to provide readers with an overview of each of those [...]
A GIS Analyst with consulting firm, Dar Al Handasah, Ravish Bapna has written a book about geospatial data processing using Python. Bapna holds a Master of Technology degree in Geoinformatics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur. In this article, Bapna introduces his book, “Participatory Geospatial Development Using Python”. For the fast progress of any state, the decision makers should have accurately [...]
Building a collection of reference and academic texts on GIS can be costly. There are some free online source materials that can be a valuable contribution, especially if your book budget is nonexistent. Most of these free GIS books are available in downloadable PDF format and can be read from a computer or on an [...]
Looking to build your geospatial reference library with GIS books? Listed here are essential books about geographic information systems and cartography. Reference GIS Books A to Z GIS Edited by Tasha Wade and Shelly Sommer – ESRI Press – 2006 Terminology book from Esri Press. The book contains 243 pages of quick definitions and illustrations. [...]
Esri Press has released a new GIS tutorial book: Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook, explains the methods, tools, and processes needed to apply full-scale GIS analysis to a spatially based problem. Readers are guided through a hypothetical project of selecting a suitable location for a park near the Los Angeles River in California. “This book [...]