Category: Geo Books

Helping Children Learn the Art of Mapping

Maps and Mapping for Canadian Kids is a really great resource to use when introducing your children to what maps are, and how to create one. It shows them how maps are made, how they work and teaches them how to read maps including basic principles of navigation and how early explorers were able to chart the world, and Canada in particular. It also includes a special section about explorer David Thompson highlighting some of his achievements as a great Canadian cartographer.

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Earth Observation for Water Resources Management

Water contributes to all aspects of economic and social development and although the use of remote sensing techniques for operational purposes in hydrology and water resources is not new, is has become a fast-growing industry. Earth Observation for Water Resources Management describes some key global water issues, perspectives for using remote sensing approaches, and why it is importance for water resources. Download a digital copy of Earth Observation for Water Resources Management: Current Use and Future Opportunities for the Water free.

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Advancing Geographic Information Science

Recently a new 30 chapter digital e-book entitled Advancing Geographic Information Science: the past and next twenty years was published by the GSDI Association Press to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of first International Early Career Scholars Summer Institute in Geographic Information.

If you are concerned about data and many of the other issues surrounding GIS in the geospatial community, including ‘where the field has been’ and ‘where the field is headed’, then downloading and reading this book will be well worth your time. It can be ordered in print or downloaded digitally for free

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GIM 2016 Geomatics Business Guide (free)

The GIM 2016 Business Guide contains a series of interviews with key players and experts in the geomatics industry (including the article Trends in the Geomatics Market for 2016 by T MacKinnon), geospatial company listings, extensive product and market reports, an events calendar and more. It is distributed among subscribers of GIM International, visitors of international trade shows throughout the year and is available free as a downloadable online edition.

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City Maps: A coloring book for adults

Recently adults all over the world have suddenly started to go crazy over coloring books. Now Gretchen Peterson, a well known author in the cartography world has brought this latest craze to the geospatial community.

“City Maps: A coloring book for adults” includes over 44 black and white maps from all over the world (from Paris to New York City …) , just waiting to be customized with your own cartographic color combinations.

Find out how to get your copy …

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The Art of Illustrated Maps

“For the ancients, maps were the most valuable tool in comprehending and conceptualizing the complexities of their planet and the universe.”
The Art of Illustrated Maps by John Roman is the first book ever to fully explore conceptual, “illustrated” style mapping. Author, educator and map illustrator John Roman correlates common not-to-scale maps as the “creative non-fiction of cartography,” and in his 208 page book, reveals how and why our minds instinctively accepts the artistic license invoked in creating imaginative maps.

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GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook

The GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook is a well written step-by-step guide with easy to understand directions and tutorials. Book 2 from the Esri Guide to GIS Analysis series, allows users to build upon GIS concepts by exploring spatial analysis methods, including location analysis, geographic distribution, pattern analysis and much more.

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Open Data – Questions and Answers

If you have a question about Open Data then Open Data – Questions and Answers will have all the answers you are looking for. Use this book to look up commonly asked questions, browse questions on a particular topic, compare answers to common topics and much more.

It has been designed to be very easy to use, with several internal references set up that makes browsing in many different ways possible. And deals with geospatial data sets from all over the world.

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