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Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar: A Workbook

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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 trial of ArcGIS are available on the Esri Press Book Resources web page, Instructor resources are available by contacting

The e-book of Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar, 9781589484344, $79.99, is available at most online book retailers. Note: Esri Press e-books do not include trial software. Instead, you can download the ArcGIS Trial at

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Kathryn Keranen is an instructor in geographic science at James Madison University and the cofounder 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 cofounder 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