GIS Books

Browse this list of GIS, cartography, and remote sensing books.  To suggest a book to be included on this page, please fill out this short form.

Disclosure: The links below are affiliates links.  This means that GIS Lounge, at no cost to you, receives a commission when you click through and make a purchase.  These commissions help to support the costs of maintaining this site.  Thank you.  
Focus on Geodatabases in ArcGIS Pro – David W. Allen

Focus on Geodatabases in ArcGIS Pro introduces readers to the geodatabase, the comprehensive information model for representing and managing geographic information across the ArcGIS platform.

Discover QGIS 3.x – Kurt Menke
Explore the latest Long Term Release (LTR) of QGIS with Discover QGIS 3.x, a comprehensive up-to-date workbook built for both the classroom and professionals looking to build their skills.

GIS and the 2020 Census: Modernizing Official Statistics – Amor Laaribi, Linda Peters
Census workers need to capture and analyze information at the finest geographic level with mobile and geospatial-based technology.

Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap – Maribeth H. Price
Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap transitions a user who is familiar with ArcMap into the mechanics of using ArcGIS Pro. Rather than teaching ArcGIS Pro from the start, this book focuses on how ArcGIS Pro is different from ArcMap.

Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories – Esri Press
Esri Press has released a collection of twenty-three profiles featuring women professionals who use GIS. Hailing from a range of fields, the book takes a look at the professional lives of these women particularly from the standpoint of using maps, analysis, and GIS.

Learn QGIS: Your step-by-step guide to the fundamental of QGIS 3.4 – Andrew Cutts, Anita Graser
This book will help you get started on your QGIS journey, guiding you to develop your own processing pathway. You will explore the user interface, loading your data, editing, and then creating data.

QGIS Map Design – Gretchen N. Peterson, Anita GraserThis book focuses on using QGIS to make completed maps, so that you can learn as if you were in a real-world type of scenario.

Cartography. – Kenneth Field
A Senior Cartographic Product Engineer with Esri, Fields combined his over 30 years of experience with input from other professionals in the cartographic field to produce this reference guide about cartography.

Mastering ArcGIS – Maribeth H. Price
From the author: Mastering ArcGIS is an introductory GIS text that is designed to offer everything you need to master the basic elements of GIS.

Imagery and GIS: Best Practices for Extracting Information from Imagery – Kass Green, Russell G. Congalton, Mark Tukman
This book introduces readers to using remote sensing and imagery and how to use that data with GIS.

Making Spatial Decisions Using ArcGIS Pro: A Workbook – Kathryn Keranen, Robert Kolvoord
This workbook is designed to teach students how to use geospatial tools in ArcGIS Pro through the use of 18 real-world exercises.

Open the Door to GIS – Toni Fisher
This book is designed to be an engaging introduction to GIS, using stories and real-life circumstances to help bring the knowledge of GIS to your classroom.

City Maps: A coloring book for adults – Gretchen N. Peterson
City Maps: A coloring book for adults is a 94-page book containing 44 maps covering cities from around the world by Gretchen Peterson

Great Maps – Dave Eggers
Great Maps takes a close look at the history of maps, from ancient maps such as medieval mappae mundi to Google Earth. Why do we put north at the top of maps? Which maps show us the way to Heaven, and which show the “land of no sunshine” or the land of “people with no bowels”? In Great Maps, author and historian Jerry Brotton tells the hidden story behind more than 60 of the most significant maps from around the world, picking out key features, stories, and techniques in rich visual detail to reveal the inner meaning buried within the landscape.

The Look of Maps: An Examination of Cartographic Design – Arthur H. Robinson
A cartographic classic by Arthur H. Robinson originally published in 1952. The book was based on Robinson’s doctoral research “which investigated the relationship between science and art in cartography and the resultant refinement of graphic techniques in mapmaking to present dynamic geographic information.”

Mapping the Deep: The Extraordinary Story of Ocean Science – Robert Kunzig
The sea covers seven-tenths of the Earth, but we have mapped only a small percentage of it. The sea contains millions of species of animals and plants, but we have identified only a few thousand of them. A vivid, up-to-date tour of the Earth’s last frontier.