Newly published books explore map design, location analytics for health professionals, and location intelligence for beginners

Information from Esri Press

“Mapping by Design” guides GIS professionals on using Adobe Illustrator with ArcGIS Pro; “GIS Jump Start for Health Professionals” offers tutorials for building skills in analysing medical data using a geography approach; and “Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.8” shows users how to make sense of data with GIS.

Esri Press has published three new books:

  • Mapping by Design: A Guide to ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud by Sarah Bell
  • GIS Jump Start for Health Professionals by Kristen S. Kurland
  • Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.8 by Michael Law, Amy Collins

Mapping by Design: A Guide to ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud

Cartographers and designers alike can benefit from creating visual and geospatial stories that blend map science and map design. This is guidebook for making effective maps using ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, the extension that connecting Adobe Illustrator to ArcGIS.

It features for common mapmaking workflows, lessons on the user interface components, ways to perform custom geo-analyses, and the use of automated custom symbology and map elements.

GIS Jump Start for Health Professionals

This concise workbook introduces location analytics to clinicians, medical researchers, and others interested in health IT and informatics. Focused lessons teach users how to build an information dashboard like those that became essential during the pandemic and include short video lectures to improve learning outcomes.

Written by Kristen S. Kurland, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and cocreator of the GIS Tutorial series, this book can be used as a stand-alone short course or incorporated into other GIS courses. It is also useful to self-learners seeking location intelligence technology experience.

In Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.8

This learning guide covers skills in location analytics in Esri’s ArcGIS Pro software. It is aimed at students, self-learners, and professionals who want to learn the GIS desktop application, with no prior GIS software knowledge needed. The book serves as a desk reference with a nine-page glossary and a task index.

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