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July 16th, 2012
Third Book in Esri Guide to GIS Analysis Series Details Modeling

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The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 3: Modeling Suitability, Movement, and Interaction, explains the best methods to apply modeling techniques to GIS analyses. With full-color maps and illustrations and sample applications, this book by Andy Mitchell will help GIS professionals and students make better use of modeling to evaluate locations and analyze movement.

Michael F. Goodchild, professor emeritus of geography and former director of the Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, wrote the foreword. “This third book in Andy Mitchell’s series follows the pattern of its siblings in presenting a very complex topic in a very simple and intuitive way,” Goodchild writes. “Unlike approaches that focus on navigating the user interface or on detailing functionality, the series begins with the basic questions GIS users need to answer and on the concepts that underlie those questions. I find this approach very attractive, as it strikes to the heart of what GIS is all about: using a powerful technology to address inherently simple questions about the geographic world.”
The first book in The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis series, Geographic Patterns and Relationships, explains how GIS is used to identify relationships and trends for better decision making. Spatial Measurements and Statistics, the second in the series, further details the use of GIS to identify patterns and clusters to analyze geographic relationships.
Mitchell, author of the entire The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis series and other Esri Press books, has more than 20 years of experience in analyzing and explaining the use of GIS technology.
The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 3: Modeling Suitability, Movement, and Interaction, (ISBN: 978-1-58948-305-7, 432 pages, US$44.95) is available at online retailers worldwide, at, or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options, or visit to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

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