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2011-02-03 10:13:00

REDLANDS, Calif., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mapping the Nation: GIS for Federal Progress and Accountability, the latest offering from Esri Press, presents a dynamic collection of maps that graphically illustrate some of the many ways geographic information system (GIS) technology is currently being used throughout the federal government. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110203/LA41734) The book is divided into seven strategic areas of government that use maps created with...

2010-03-02 15:45:00

REDLANDS, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean Globe from ESRI Press examines bathymetry from its early history through today's use of geographic information systems (GIS) and other technologies to map the ocean floor. With contributions from oceanographers, explorers, and historians, this new book is a valuable resource for those interested in coastal management, seafloor mapping, and marine biology. The anthology addresses how recent developments in bathymetry and seafloor mapping are...

2009-12-14 15:08:00

REDLANDS, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai: An Atlas is a chronicle of 15 years of research and documentation in northwest Mongolia, and it is now available from ESRI Press. With its extensive maps and outstanding photographs, the atlas presents the 12,000-year history and cultural heritage of the people living in the rugged landscape found along Mongolia's borders with Russia and China. The book will appeal to both specialists and general...

2009-11-04 16:01:00

REDLANDS, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ESRI Press recently published a new international collection of 100 maps drawn by young artists and cartographers under the theme Many Nations--One World. Children Map the World: Selections from the Barbara Petchenik Children's World Map Competition, Volume 2, features maps from competitions held for children ages 4-15. Representing 37 countries, the maps were selected from the biennial Barbara Petchenik Children's World Map Competition sponsored...

2009-10-27 14:28:00

REDLANDS, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- GIS for Building and Managing Infrastructure, the latest book from ESRI Press, presents maps from nine countries and 57 organizations, illustrating the versatility of geographic information system (GIS) technology when applied to physical systems and complex operations. The map book covers a wide range of infrastructure projects in chapters from "The North American Natural Gas System," a look at the supply, transportation, and demand of the natural...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'