Enabling Science and Census
Enabling Scientists to See a Better Future
GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics is about science and the scientists who use GIS. Its audience is made up of professional scientists, citizen scientists, and citizens who are interested in science and geography and how GIS can meet the challenges the world faces.
This is a collection of contributed articles that describe how the Earth works, how the Earth looks, and how we look at the Earth along with a section on how the up-and-coming generation is using GIS. The last section of the book features applications of GIS technology, such as the Sentinel Explorer application for viewing imagery over time and the National Water Model for simulating and forecasting water movement in the rivers and streams of the United States, that enable scientists to more deeply understand the Earth.
This book highlights the use of GIS for projects as diverse as mapping global ecosystems, analyzing natural hazards, studying climate change, mapping ancient settlements, and studying the surface of Mars.
As noted in the introduction by Esri president Jack Dangermond and Esri chief scientist Dawn Wright, “This book is full of examples that show how GIS advances rigorous scientific research.” Whether studying glacial retreat, super volcanoes, seagrass habitats, or the response of...