Esri Press

Green Infrastructure: Map and Plan the Natural World with GIS

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Publishing in July 2019; e-book publishing in June 2019

To conserve our natural assets—our green infrastructure—we need to map them, and plan for their protection.

Green Infrastructure: Map and Plan the Natural World with GIS describes the why and how of green infrastructure (GI) mapping and implementation through text, maps, and online illustrations. It explains how to utilize the national green infrastructure model that Esri has built using the GIC's methodology. It demonstrates through print and online map layers how to develop a prioritized strategy for conserving or restoring the highest values to natural resources. It also explains how this analysis is then used to inform a host of planning applications from drinking water protection, to endangered species conservation, to recreation, as well as preservation of culturally significant landscapes. The book uses actual data to create two case studies, one for a western and one for an eastern landscape showing how the Esri model can be adapted using local data to create a custom GI plan. The reason for this is to demonstrate the application of the national GI model to local planning. The book also demonstrates how data from the Esri Living Atlas can be included and used to customize maps.

The e-book of Green Infrastructure: Map and Plan the Natural world with GIS, 9781589484924, $49.99, will be available at most online book retailers.

Karen E. Firehock, principal author, is executive director and cofounder of GIC and is on the adjunct faculty in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia. She has worked in the environmental field for 30 years. She is a certified mediator and has received numerous local, state, and national awards for her work in planning and conservation.

R. Andrew Walker is a GIS analyst, modeler and land planner. He provided much of the graphics support and technical instructions for the mapping in this book. He has more than a decade of experience with high-level GIS analysis and modeling, with particular emphasis on using GIS to support urban and environmental planning applications.

ISBN: 9781589484863    2019   282 pages   $49.99