The Geography of Islands

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.

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The true number of islands distributed within the planet’s seas and oceans is still elusive. Recent efforts, bolstered by an abundance of detailed satellite imagery and the sophistication of GIS, are bringing us ever closer to the answer.

Browse this gallery of StoryMaps, web mapping apps, Python notebooks, journal articles, or other digital resources supporting the science presented in this chapter of the Esri Press book GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics, Volume 2.