This site is the online companion to both volumes 1 and 2 of GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics. It contains online resources that complement the case studies featured in the books, and also the Technology Showcase vignettes in each appendix.
The book details the work of real-world scientists using geographic information systems (GIS) to expand our understanding of the world. They are part of a global effort to find ways to sustain a livable environment for all life on the planet. At Esri, we call this The Science of Where®, a concept that merges our impulse to dream, discover, and understand with the rigor and discipline of the scientific process and the foundation of geography. As such, GIS provides a framework for applying science to almost every human endeavor as we aspire to transform the world through mapping and analytics.
The stories in this book are written for professional scientists, the swelling ranks of citizen scientists, and anyone interested in science and geography. The contributors represent a cross section of scientists who employ data gathered from satellites, aircraft, ships, drones, and myriad other remote-sensing technologies. This data is brought to life with GIS to study a range of issues relevant to our understanding of planet Earth and beyond. Scientists are documenting an array of geographically oriented issues ranging from climate change, natural disasters, and loss of biodiversity to political strife, disease outbreaks, and resource shortages.
Chapter Resources Volume 2
Roger Sayre et al., US Geological Survey; Nick Holmes, The Nature Conservancy; Osgur McDermott Long, Lauren Weatherdon, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Center; Dena Spatz, Pacific Rim Conservation; Keith VanGraafeiland, Esri; and David Will, Island Conservation.
Lisa C. Wickliffe et al., NOAA; Seth J. Theuerkauf, The Nature Conservancy; and Christine M. Taylor, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Orhun Aydin and Shaun Walbridge, Esri
Jennifer Bauer, Kelly Rose et al., National Energy Technology Laboratory
Amy Rose et al., Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Paul West, et al., University of Minnesota, Institute on the Environment; and Mauricio Castro Schmitz, The Nature Conservancy
Elizabeth Goldman, Nancy Harris, World Resources Institute; Lauren Bennett, Esri; and Stephen Ansari, Christopher Gabris, and Michael Lippmann, Blue Raster
Daniel Roberts et al., USDA Agricultural Research Service; Chris Reberg-Horton, NC State Center for Environmental Farming Systems; Nick Short and Sudhir Shrestha, Esri
Liz Naess, Halil Cakir, Environmental Protection Agency; and Alberto Nieto, Esri
Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, University of Vermont; Dexter Locke and J. Morgan Grove, US Forest Service; Michael Galvin, SavATree
Jeremy Kirkendall and Garrett Layne, NASA Disasters Program
William Shuart, Virginia Commonwealth University; Rohit Singh, Lain Graham and Gerald Kinn, Esri
Chapter Resources Volume 1
Roger Sayre, US Geological Survey
Daniel Coe, Washington Geological Survey
Melanie Brandmeier, Esri Germany
Orhun Aydin and Kevin A. Butler, Esri
Olga Wilhelmi and Jennifer Boehnert, NCAR
Lauren Griffin and Este Geraghty, Esri
Zach Ferdaña, et al., The Nature Conservancy, Tom Brouwer, FloodTags; and Omar Abou-Samra, American Red Cross
Gary Langham, Molly Bennet, with Brooke Bateman, et al., National Audubon Society
Jason Ur and Jeffrey Blossom, Harvard University
Jeff Allenby, Chesapeake Conservancy; Lucas Joppa and Nebojsa Jojic, Microsoft Research
Jacki Klancher, Todd Guenther, and Darran Wells, Central Wyoming College
Dan Klooster, et al., University of Redlands; Experience Mamoní; and Fundación Geoversity