New Book from Esri Illustrates How GIS Can Enrich Scientific
More Professional Scientists Are Employing Geospatial Technology
REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 9, 2019 — Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics. In their new book, Editors Dawn Wright and Christian Harder present examples of scientific research with many applications for geographic information system (GIS) technology.
Ever since Professor Michael Goodchild coined the term GIScience in 1993, the world has viewed GIS more as a science in its own right. GIS is also a unique discipline that cuts across most other scientific disciplines since most scientific study involves at least some spatial component.
With advancements in usability and the sudden explosion of sensor-derived scientific data, professional scientists are increasingly applying geographic information and GIS to rigorous scientific study. The research community has benefitted through enhanced understanding that helps scientists better predict problem areas, devise protection strategies, and even restore ecological integrity to the planet.
Designed for easy reading, the case studies reported in GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics use a variety of interrelated geospatial technologies like remote sensing, cloud-based web mapping, spatial analysis, and ArcGIS StoryMaps to document and solve an array of issues with a geographic dimension, ranging...