The third book in the Making Spatial Decisions series, Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar, focuses on scenario-based problem solving using an integrated workflow in ArcGIS® for Desktop. The scenarios in Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar feature lidar as the primary data source and lidar-related analysis as the primary skill focus. Lidar is a powerful, and increasingly popular, data source used to create elevation and terrain models with very high accuracy.
Students and self-learners can use the exercises in this book to develop their GIS skills. Downloadable data and access to a 180-day free trial of ArcGIS are available on the Esri Press “Book Resources” webpage, esripress.esri.com/bookresources. Instructor resources are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathryn Keranen is an instructor in geographic science at James Madison University and the co-founder of the award-winning Geospatial Semester.
Robert Kolvoord serves as dean of the College of Integrated Science and Engineering and as a professor of integrated science and technology at James Madison University. With Kathryn Keranen, he is a co-founder of the Geospatial Semester. Kolvoord also researches the impact of geospatial technologies on the spatial thinking skills of students.
ISBN: 9781589484290 2015 264 pages $79.99