GIS Textbooks

 

Below are some GIS textbooks and related materials that I find useful. The list is by no means exhaustive, but might be helpful as a starting point.

INTRODUCTION TO GIS

Aronoff, Stan. 1989. Geographic Information Systems: A Management Perspective, WDL Publications, Ottawa.

Bernhardsen, Tor. 2002. Geographic Information Systems, An Introduction, 3rd ed., John Wiley and Sons, Toronto.

Bolstad, Paul. 2007. GIS Fundamentals, A First Text on Geographic Information Systems, 3rd ed., Eider Press, White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Chang, Kang-tsung. 2010. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, 5th ed., McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Toronto.

Chrisman, Nicholas. 2002. Exploring Geographic Information Systems, 2nd ed., John Wiley and Sons, Toronto.

Clarke, Keith C. 2011. Getting Started with Geographic Information Systems, 5th ed., Prentice Hall Series in Geographic Information Science, Prentice-Hall Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

Clemmer, Gina.  2010. The GIS 20: Essential Skills, ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

Davis, Bruce E. 2001. GIS: A Visual Approach, 2nd ed., OnWord Press, Albany New York.

Delaney, Julie. 2007. Geographical Information Systems, An Introduction, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, New York.

DeMers, Michael N. 2002. GIS Modeling in Raster, John Wiley and Sons, Toronto.

DeMers, Michael N. 2008. Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, 4th. ed., John Wiley and Sons, Toronto.

de Smith, Michael J., Michael F. Goodchild, and Paul A. Longley. 2011. Geospatial Analysis: A Comprehensive Guide to Principles, Techniques and Software Tools, a free web-based GIS resource, available online at http://www.spatialanalysisonline.com/, The Winchelsea Press.

Heywood, Ian, Sarah Cornelius, and Steve Carver. 2006. An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems, 2rd ed., Pearson Education Limited, Toronto.

Huxhold, William E. 1991. An Introduction to Urban Geographic Information Systems, Oxford University Press, New York.

Jones, Christopher. 1997. Geographical Information Systems and Computer Cartography, Addison Wesley Longman Limited, Edinburgh Gate, England.

Kennedy, Michael.  2006. Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey.

Konecny, Gottfried. 2003. Geoinformation, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Geographic Information Systems, Taylor and Francis, New York.

Lo, C.P., and Albert K.W. Yeung, 2007. Concepts and Techniques of Geographic Information Systems, 2nd ed., Pearson Education Canada, Inc., Toronto.

Longley, Paul A., Michael F. Goodchild, David J. Maguire, and David W. Rhind. 2010. Geographic Information Systems and Science, 3rd ed., John Wiley and Sons, Toronto.

Mitchell, Andy. 1999. The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1: Geographic Patterns & Relationships, ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

Ormsby, Tim, Eileen Napoleon, Robert Burke, Carolyn Groessl, and Laura Feaster. 2010. Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, 2nd ed., Updated for ArcGIS 10ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

Price, Maribeth, 2009. Mastering ArcGIS, 4th ed., McGraw Hill Higher Education, Toronto.

Star, Jeffrey, and John Estes. 1990. Geographic Information Systems, An Introduction, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

ADVANCED GIS AND/OR SPATIAL ANALYSIS

Bailey, Trevor C., and Anthony C. Gatrell. Interactive Spatial Data Analysis, Pearson Education Limited, Toronto.

Burrough, Peter A., and Rachael A. McDonnell. 1998. Principles of Geographical Information Systems, Oxford University Press, Toronto.

Clarke, Keith C., Bradley O. Parks, and Michael P. Crane (eds.). 2002. Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Modeling, Fourth International Conference on Integrating Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Modeling, Banff, Canada, September, 2000, Prentice-Hall Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. 1994. Understanding GIS, The ARC/INFO Method, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.

Fortin, Marie-Josée, and Mark Dale. 2005. Spatial Analysis, A Guide for Ecologists, Cambridge University Press, New York.

Fotheringham, A. Stewart, Chris Brunsdon, and Martin Charlton. 2000. Quantitative Geography, Perspectives on Spatial Data Analysis, Sage Publications, London.

Fotheringham, A. Stewart, Chris Brunsdon, and Martin Charlton. 2002. Geographically Weighted Regression, The Analysis of Spatially Varying Relationships, John Wiley and Sons, Toronto.

Fotheringham, A. Stewart, and Peter A. Rogerson. 2009. The SAGE Handbook of Spatial Analysis, SAGE, Los Angeles.

Longley, Paul A., and Michael Batty (eds.). 2003. Advanced Spatial Analysis, The CASA Book of GIS, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

Maguire, David J., Michael Batty, and Michael Goodchild (eds.). 2005. GIS, Spatial Analysis, and Modeling, ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

Mitchell, Andy. 2005. The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Vol. 2: Spatial Measurements and Statistics, ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

O’Sullivan, David, and David J. Unwin. 2010. Geographic Information Analysis, 2nd ed., John Wiley and Sons, Toronto.

Stillwell, John, and Graham Clarke (eds.). 2004. Applied GIS and Spatial Analysis, John Wiley and Sons, West Sussex, England.

Waller, Lance A., and Carol A. Gotway. 2004. Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey.

Wong, Davis W.S., and Jay Lee. 2005. Statistical Analysis of Geographic Information, with ArcView GIS and ArcGIS, John Wiley and Sons, Toronto.

APPLICATIONS OF GIS

Boyles, David. 2002. GIS Means Business, Vol. 2, ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

Greene, Richard P. 2006. Exploring the Urban Community, A GIS Approach, Pearson Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

Grimshaw, David J. 2000. Bringing Geographical Information Systems into Business, 2nd ed., John Wiley and Sons, Toronto.

Harris, Richard, Peter Sleight, and Richard Webber. 2005. Geodemographics, GIS and Neighbourhood Targeting, John Wiley and Sons Canada, Etobicoke.

Peters, Alan, and Heather MacDonald, 2004. Unlocking the Census with GIS, ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

Stillwell, John, and Graham Clarke (eds.). 2004. Applied GIS and Spatial Analysis, John Wiley and Sons, Toronto

Waller, Lance A., and Carol A. Gotway. 2004. Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey.

Wing, Michael G., and Pete Bettinger.  2008. Geographic Information Systems, Applications in Natural Resource Management, Oxford University Press, Toronto.

CARTOGRAPHY

Brewer, Cynthia A.  2005. Designing Better Maps, A Guide for GIS Users, ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

Campbell, John. 2001. Map Use & Analysis, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Toronto.

Dent, Borden, D. 1999. Cartography, Thematic Map Design, 5th ed., McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Toronto.

Jones, Christopher. 1997. Geographical Information Systems and Computer Cartography, Addison Wesley Longman Limited, Edinburgh Gate, England.

Kimerling A. Jon, Aileen R. Buckley, Phillip C. Muehrcke, and Juliana O. Muehrcke. 2009. Map Use: Reading and Analysis, 6th ed., ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

Kraak, Menno-Jan, and Ferjan Ormeling. 2010. Cartography, Visualization of Spatial Data, The Guilford Press, New York.

Maher, Margaret M. 2010. Lining Up Data in ArcGIS, A Guide to Map Projections, ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

Peterson, Gretchen N.  2009.  GIS Cartography, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, New York.

Robinson, Arthur H., Joel L. Morrison, Phillip C. Muehrcke, Jon A. Kimerling, and Stephen C. Guptill. 1995. Elements of Cartography, 6th ed., John Wiley and Sons, Toronto.

Slocum, Terry A., Robert B. McMaster, Fritz C. Kessler, and Hugh H. Howard. 2009. Thematic Cartography and Geographic Visualization,  3rd ed., Prentice-Hall Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

DATABASE DESIGN

Arctur, David, and Michael Zeiler. 2004. Designing Geodatabases, Case Studies in GIS Data Modeling, ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

Shekhar, Shashi, and Sanjay Chawla. 2003. Spatial Databases, A Tour, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

Yeung, Albert K.W., and G. Brent Hall. 2007. Spatial Database Systems; Design Implementation and Project Management, The GeoJournal Library vol. 87, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Zeiler, Michael. 2010. Modeling Our World, The ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Concepts, 2nd ed., ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

GIS CURRICULUM

DiBiase, David, Michael DeMers, Ann Johnson, Karen Kemp, Ann Taylor Luck, Brandon Plewe, and Elizabeth Wentz.  2006. Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge, Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.

GIS IMPLEMENTATION AND/OR PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Huxhold, William E., and Allan G. Levinsohn. 1995. Managing Geographic Information System Projects, Oxford University Press, New York.

Korte, George B., 2001. The GIS Book, How to Implement, Manage, and Assess the Value of Geographic Information Systems, 5th ed., Onword Press, Albany, New York.

Thomas, Christopher, and Milton Ospina, 2004. Measuring Up, The Business Case for GIS, ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

Tomlinson, Roger, 2011. Thinking About GIS, Geographic Information System Planning for Managers, 4th ed., ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

GIS FOR HISTORY

Knowles, Anne Kelly (ed.). 2002. Past Time, Past Place, GIS for History, ESRI Press, Redlands, California.

HISTORY OF GIS

Foresman, Timothy W. (ed.). 1998. The History of Geographic Information Systems, Perspectives from the Pioneers, Prentice Hall Series in Geographic Information Science, Prentice-Hall Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

REMOTE SENSING

Campbell, James B. 2006. Introduction to Remote Sensing, 4th ed., The Guilford Press, New York, New York.

Jensen, John R. 2004. Introductory Digital Image Processing, A Remote Sensing Perspective, 3rd ed., Prentice Hall Series in Geographic Information Science, Prentice-Hall Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

Konecny, Gottfried. 2003. Geoinformation, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Geographic Information Systems, Taylor and Francis, New York.

Lillesand, Thomas M., and Ralph W. Kiefer. 2007. Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, 6th ed., John Wiley and Sons, Toronto.

Mather, Paul M. 2011. Computer Processing of Remotely-Sensed Images, An Introduction, 4th ed., John Wiley and Sons, Toronto.

STATISTICS

Rogerson, Peter A. 2010. Statistical Methods for Geography: A Student’s Guide, 3rd ed., Sage Publications, London.

WRITING

Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. 2008. The Craft of Research, 3rd ed., The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Northey, Margot, David B. Knight, and Dianne Draper. 2009. Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Studies, A Student’s Guide to Research, and Writing, 4th ed., Oxford University Press, Toronto.

Turabian, Kate L., Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. 2007. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed., The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

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