GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics

GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics

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Overview

GIS for Science presents a collection of real-world stories about modern science and a cadre of scientists who use mapping and spatial analytics to expand their understanding of the world.

The accounts in this book are written for a broad audience including professional scientists, the swelling ranks of citizen scientists, and people generally interested in science and geography. Scientific data are brought to life with GIS technology to study a range of issues relevant to the functioning of planet Earth in a natural sense as well as the impacts of human activity. In a race against the clock, the scientists profiled in this volume are using remote sensing, web maps within a geospatial cloud, Esri StoryMaps, and spatial analysis to document and solve an array of issues with a geographic dimension, ranging from climate change, natural disasters, and loss of biodiversity, to homelessness, loss of green infrastructure, and resource shortages.

These stories present geospatial ideas and inspiration that readers can apply across many disciplines, making this volume relevant to a diverse scientific audience.

See how scientists working on the world's most pressing problems apply geographic information systems—GIS.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589485303
Publisher: Esri Press
Publication date: 07/29/2019
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 1,202,986
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dawn J. Wright is a geographer, oceanographer, and the Chief Scientist of Esri. She is a leading authority in the application of geographic information system (GIS) to environmental science and the author and editor of numerous scientific books and articles.

Christian Harder is a technology writer and information designer at Esri. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books on GIS, including The ArcGIS Book (Esri Press, 2017) and The ArcGIS Imagery Book (Esri Press, 2016).

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

GIS for Science: A Framework and a Process

Introduction by the Editors

Reflections on a Blue Marble: An Astronaut’s View

PART 1: How Earth Works

Global Ecosystem Mapping

What Lies Beneath

The Anatomy of Super Volcanoes

Predicting Global Seagrass Habitats

PART 2: How Earth Looks

Extreme Heat Events in a Changing Climate

Finding a Way Home: An Analysis of Homelessness

Restoring Coastal Marine Habitats

Modeling Bird Responses to Climate Change

PART 3: How We Look at Earth

Mapping Ancient Landscapes

Identifying the Natural Efficient Frontier

PART 4: Training Future Generations of Scientists

A Glacier in Retreat

Panamapping: GIS for Conservation Science

PART 5: Technology Showcase

Emergence of the Geospatial Cloud

Equal Earth Projection

Science of the Hex

Modeling the Footprint of Human Settlement

Modelling Green Infrastructure

Python Notebook Analysis

3D Empirical Bayesian Kriging

National Water Model

A High-Resolution Martian Database

Sentinel-2 Imagery Viewer

The Power of Storytelling for Science

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