Best Remote Sensing & GIS Books
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1. Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop
Author: by Michael Law
Becoming the go-to person for ArcGIS Desktop?Start here. Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, fifth edition, is a comprehensive introduction to the features and tools of ArcGIS Desktop. Through hands-on exercises, readers will discover, use, make, and share maps with meaningful content.
They will also learn how to build geodatabases, query data, analyze geospatial data, and more. The latest edition has been updated to the most current version of ArcGIS Desktop 10.6. Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop is suited for classroom use, independent study, and as a reference.
Data for completing the exercises and a 180-day free trial of ArcGIS Desktop are available for download. An e-book of Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, fifth edition, ISBN 9781589485112, $99. 99, is available at most e-book retailers. Note: Esri Press e-books do not include 180-day trial software.
Instead, you can download the ArcGIS Trial at .
2. Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro
Author: by Paul A. Zandbergen
The definitive, easy-to-follow guide to writing Python code with spatial data in ArcGIS Pro, whether you’re new to programming or not. Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro starts with the fundamentals of Python programming and then dives into how to write useful Python scripts that work with spatial data in ArcGIS Pro.
Learn how to execute geoprocessing tools, describe, create and update data, as well as execute a number of specialized tasks. See how to write simple, custom scripts that will automate your ArcGIS Pro workflows. Some of the key topics you will learn include: Python fundamentals Setting up a Python editor Automating geoprocessing tasks using ArcPy Exploring and manipulating spatial and tabular data Working with geometries using cursors Working with rasters and map algebra Map scripting Debugging and error handling Helpful points to remember, key terms, and review questions are included at the end of each chapter to reinforce your understanding of Python.
Corresponding data and exercises are available online. Whether you want to learn Python or already have some experience, Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro is the comprehensive, hands-on book for learning the versatility of Python coding as an approach to solving problems and increasing your productivity in ArcGIS Pro.
3. Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.6
Author: by Michael Law
Continuing the tradition of the best-selling Getting to Know series, Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2. 6 teaches new and existing GIS users how to get started solving problems using ArcGIS Pro. Using ArcGIS Pro for these tasks allows you to understand complex data with the leading GIS software that many businesses and organizations use every day.
Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2. 6 introduces the basic tools and capabilities of ArcGIS Pro through practical project workflows that demonstrate best practices for productivity. Explore spatial relationships, building a geodatabase, 3D GIS, project presentation, and more. Learn how to navigate ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online by visualizing, querying, creating, editing, analyzing, and presenting geospatial data in both 2D and 3D environments.
Using figures to show each step, Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2. 6 demystifies complicated process like developing a geoprocessing model, using Python to write a script tool, and the creation of space-time cubes. Cartographic techniques for both web and physical maps are included.
4. Understanding GPS/GNSS: Principles and Applications, Third Edition (Gnss Technology and Applications Series)
Author: by Elliott Kaplan
This thoroughly updated third edition of an Artech House bestseller brings together a team of leading experts providing a current and comprehensive treatment of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) that readers won t find in other resources. Packed with brand new material, this third edition includes new chapters on the system engineering details of GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou (BDS), and regional systems, such as the Quasi Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) and Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC).
Readers also find new coverage of GNSS receivers, disruptions, errors, stand-alone GNSS performance, and differential and precise point positioning. This single-source reference provides both a quick overview of GNSS essentials and an in-depth treatment of advanced topics and explores all the latest advances in technology, applications, and systems.
Readers are guided in the development of new applications and on how to evaluate their performance. It explains all the differential GNSS services available to help decide which is best for a particular application. The book discusses the integration of GNSS with other sensors and network assistance.
Author: by Kenneth Field
Winner of the 2019 International Cartographic Conference Educational Products award A lavishly illustrated reference guide, Cartography. By Kenneth Field is an inspiring and creative companion along the nonlinear journey toward making a great map. This sage compendium for contemporary mapmakers distills the essence of cartography into useful topics, organized for convenience in finding the specific idea or method you need.
Unlike books targeted to deep scholarly discourse of cartographic theory, this book provides sound, visually compelling information that translates into practical and useful tools for modern mapmaking. At the intersection of science and art, this book serves as a guidepost for designing an accurate and effective map.
6. GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Pro 2.6 (GIS Tutorials)
Author: by Wilpen L. Gorr
Updated for use with ArcGIS Pro 2. 6 GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Pro 2. 6 is the introductory workbook for learning geographic information systems with ArcGIS Pro, the premier professional desktop geographic information system (GIS) application from Esri. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data using map visualizations and location intelligence.
Using ArcGIS Pro for these tasks allows you to understand complex data with the leading GIS software that many businesses, organizations, and institutions use every day. Designed for use in classrooms or for self-learners, GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Pro 2. 6 delves into GIS concepts and hands-on lessons in every chapter for an easy-to-follow guide for learning GIS and ArcGIS Pro.
Using proven teaching methods, this book shows you how to make maps, create and analyze spatial data, and manage operational systems with GIS. Step-by-step exercises use ArcGIS Pro along with ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS StoryMaps, ArcGIS Dashboards, and ArcGIS Collector, plus “Your Turn” sections where you reinforce what you learned using real-world data.
7. Remote Sensing of the Environment: An Earth Resource Perspective
Author: by John Jensen
This popular book introduces the fundamentals of remote sensing from an earth resource (versus engineering) perspective. The author emphasizes the use of remote sensing data for useful spatial biophysical or socio-economic information that can be used to make decisions. KEY TOPICS: Provides two new chapters on LIDAR Remote Sensing (Ch.
10) and In situ Spectral Reflectance Measurement (Ch.15). Offers a thorough review of the nature of electromagnetic radiation, examining how the reflected or emitted energy in the visible, near-infrared, middle-infrared, thermal infrared, and microwave portions of the spectrum can be collected by a variety of sensor systems and analyzed.
Employs a visually stimulating, clear format: a large (8. 5 x 11) format with 48 pages in full color facilitates image interpretation; hundreds of specially designed illustrationscommunicate principles in an easily understood manner. MARKET: A useful reference for agriculture, wetland, and/or forestry professionals, along with geographers, urban planners, and transportation engineers.
8. Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap
Author: by Maribeth H. Price
The arrival of ArcGIS Pro has brought a challenge to ArcMap users. The new software is sufficiently different in architecture and layout that some workflows must be revisited or modified. Current ArcMap users are pressed for time, trying to learn the new software while still completing their daily tasks, and they need a book that helps them learn ArcGIS Pro quickly and efficiently.
Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap transitions a user who is familiar with ArcMap into the mechanics of using ArcGIS Pro. Rather than teaching ArcGIS Pro from the start, this book focuses on how ArcGIS Pro is different from ArcMap.
Covering the most common and important workflows required for most GIS work, Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap leverages the user’s prior experience to enable a more rapid adjustment to ArcGIS Pro.
9. Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users
Author: by Cynthia A. Brewer
Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, second edition, is a comprehensive guide to creating maps that communicate effectively. In Designing Better Maps, renowned cartographer Cynthia A. Brewer guides readers through the basics of good cartography, including layout design, scales, projections, color selection, font choices, and symbol placement.
Designing Better Maps also describes the author’s ColorBrewer application, an online color selection tool. The second edition includes a new chapter on map publishing.
10. GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook, 10.3 Edition (GIS Tutorials)
Author: by Wilpen L. Gorr
GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook is a top-selling introductory text for learning ArcGIS 10.3.X for Desktop. The workbook presents GIS tools and functionality, including querying interactive maps, collecting data, and running geoprocessing tools. Incorporating proven teaching methods in detailed exercises, “Your Turn” sections, and homework assignments, this book is suited to learning GIS in a classroom.
The latest edition includes a new chapter about analyzing street network data to solve routing and facility location problems using ArcGIS Network Analyst. Data for completing the exercises is available for download. Instructor resources are also available.
11. Introductory Digital Image Processing: A Remote Sensing Perspective (Pearson Series in Geographic Information Science)
Author: by John Jensen
For junior/graduate-level courses in Remote Sensing in Geography, Geology, Forestry, and Biology. Introductory Digital Image Processing: A Remote Sensing Perspective focuses on digital image processing of aircraft- and satellite-derived, remotely sensed data for Earth resource management applications. Extensively illustrated, it explains how to extract biophysical information from remote sensor data for almost all multidisciplinary land-based environmental projects.
Part of the Pearson Series Geographic Information Science. Now in full color, the Fourth Edition provides up-to-date information on analytical methods used to analyze digital remote sensing data. Each chapter contains a substantive reference list that can be used by students and scientists as a starting place for their digital image processing project or research.
A new appendix provides sources of imagery and other geospatial information.
12. GPS for Land Surveyors
Author: by Jan Van Sickle
For more than a decade, GPS for Land Surveyors has been unique among other books on this topic due to its clear, straightforward treatment of the subject matter. Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition of a perennial bestseller maintains the user-friendly format that made previous editions so popular while addressing changes in hardware, software, and procedures.
Neither simplistic nor overly technical, this book introduces the concepts needed to understand and use GPS and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). See What’s New in the Fourth Edition: Up-to-date information on GNSS and GPS modernization Changes in hardware, software, and procedures Comprehensive treatment of novel signals on new blocks of satellites (L5 and L2C) The book minimizes your reliance on mathematical explanations and maximizes use of illustrations and examples that allow you to visualize and grasp key concepts.
The author explains the progression of ideas at the foundation of satellite positioning and delves into some of the particulars. He keeps presentation practical, providing a guide to techniques used in GPS, from their design through observation, processings, real-time kinematic (RTK), and real-time networks.
13. Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro
Author: by Paul A. Zandbergen
Ready for something more complex? An easy-to-follow guide to writing specialized Python scripts and developing tools for spatial data in ArcGIS Pro. Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro builds on Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro (Esri Press, 2020). Learn how to create a geoprocessing tool out of your script and automate tasks in ArcGIS Pro, how to share your tools with others, as well as master a number of more specialized tasks.
Some of the key topics you will learn include: Writing specialized scripts using ArcPy Creating Python script tools Writing Python toolboxes Sharing scripts and tools Managing Python packages and environments Creating custom functions and classes Migrating scripts and tools from ArcGIS Desktop to ArcGIS Pro NumPy, Pandas, and Matplotlib ArcGIS API for Python and Jupyter Notebook Helpful points to remember, key terms, and review questions are included at the end of each chapter to reinforce your understanding of Python.
Companion data and exercises are available online. Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro is perfect for more experienced developers who are looking to upgrade their skills. Don’t forget to also check out Esri Press’s other Python title: Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro (9781589484993)
14. The Spatial Web: How web 3.0 will connect humans, machines and AI to transform the world
Author: by Gabriel René
Have you ever wondered what the future holds? Blade Runner, The Matrix, Star Wars, Avatar, Star Trek, Ready Player One, The Avengers, and many other popular films show us futuristic worlds where holograms, robots, smart devices, virtual avatars, digital transactions, and universe-scale teleportation all work together in sync, combining the virtual and the physical with the mechanical and the biological.
It won’t be fiction much longer. The Spatial Web paints the same picture of an inevitable futurein the real world. But more importantly, it teaches you how to prepare for it, and leverage it. Science fiction movies, books, and games have done an excellent job describing a future where the digital and physical worlds merge into one.
However, none of these visionary fictional works describe exactly how it will be accomplished. It has inspired many of us to ask the same questionHow do we enable fantasy to become…Reality? The Spatial Web holds the answers. In this book, you will learn…
15. Protecting the Places We Love: Conservation Strategies for Entrusted Lands and Parks
Author: by Breece Robertson
Esri Press (July 6, 2021)
Protecting special places in danger of being changed forever requires urgent action. It’s time for bold conservation strategies to boost land protection around the world. Bold conservation goals require strategic action. In Protecting the Places We Love: Conservation Strategies for Entrusted Lands and Parks, conservationist and geospatial designer Breece Robertson applies her conservation experience, real-world examples, and myriad resources to deliver a vision for success and clear guidance for conservation groups large and small to achieve their goals.
The goals of these strategies are familiar: support species, habitats, and natural resources and healthy, livable communities that are climate resilient and socially cohesive, all without high costs. Robertson’s tools, many of them free, feel quickly accessible, effective, and adaptable to a new or existing conservation strategy.
Readers finish this book feeling confident about integrating existing practices with geospatial data and modern applications. With the smart analysis and targeted action explained in Protecting the Places We Love, readers will better identify places needing protection and better understand how to maximize partnerships, inspire, educate, and engage communities and donors, and produce better results.
16. Quo Vadis: Evolution of Modern Navigation: The Rise of Quantum Techniques
Author: by F. G. Major
Quo Vadis: Evolution of Modern Navigation presents an intelligent and intelligible account of the essential principles underlying the design of satellite navigational systemswith introductory chapters placing them in context with the early development of navigational methods. The material is organized roughly as follows: the first third of the book deals with navigation in the natural world, the early history of navigation, navigating by the stars, precise mechanical chronometers for the determination of longitude at sea, and the development of precise quartz controlled clocks.
Then, the reader is introduced to quantum ideas as a lead in to a discussion of microwave and optical interactions with atoms, atomic clocks, laser gyrocompasses, and time based navigation. The final third of the book deals with satellite-based systems, including orbit theory, early satellite navigation systems, and a detailed treatment of the Global Positioning System (GPS).
Intended for non-specialists with some knowledge of physics or engineering at the college level, this book covers in an intuitive manner a broad range of topics relevant to the evolution of surface and space navigation, with minimum mathematical formalism.