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Stop Talking, Start Communicating – Four Tips for Delivering Bad News

TweetI’ve always been a fan of the popular Business books, particularly the ones that focus on professional development. Stop Talking, Start Communicating is a new title that can help you deal with delivering bad new. According to the author, leaders and … Continue reading

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Self Publishing Tip – APE the Book

TweetThe New Year is a great time to make plans for the year ahead, either for personal or business goals. Case in point, have you ever thought about self publishing a book? I’m pretty sure you have… well, thanks to … Continue reading

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Thinking About GIS, the Fifth Time!

TweetYes indeed, once again you can start thinking about GIS… Obviously, what I’m talking about is the 5th edition of one of the most popular GIS / GeoTech books to ever hit the market, Thinking About GIS authored by Roger … Continue reading

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Twelve Not-So-Obvious Tips to Help Small Business Owners Prosper

TweetHere’s something for the night table and a little late night reading… Starting a small business is hard work. Joseph Callaway has been there, and he shares twelve unexpected tactics—all centered on putting clients first—that will help your company to … Continue reading

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Dev Tip – Python Scripting for ArcGIS

TweetPython is indeed a hot topic and having Python skills can really help kickstart your career in GIS and programming, particularly for the recent grad. One of the most popular features we rolled out over the past few months on … Continue reading

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Earth – The $100,000 150kg Platinum Edition World Record Atlas @Earthplatinum

TweetWhat weighs in at over 150kg, is valued at more than $100,000 and has broken a 350 year old Guiness World Record? If you guess a massive Atlas then you’d be correct! Yes indeed, Earth: Platinum Edition Atlas created by … Continue reading

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International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS (Kerski et al)

TweetCongrats go out to Joseph J. Kerski, Ph.D., Education Manager at Esri, and periodic contributor of articles to GISuser, on the publication of  the International Perspectives on GIS in secondary schools book. This, the first publication to collate a broad … Continue reading

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A Guide To Effective Map Design – Colors For Maps from @PetersonGIS

TweetHere’s a tip about a new, handy cartography resource from Gretchen Peterson (@PetersonGIS on Twitter) enter the e-book “GIS Cartography: A Guide To Effective Map Design”.  Gretchen’s first e-book in the series is  Colors For Maps. About the booklet… Colors … Continue reading

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Free PDF Book Tip – A Practical Guide to Geostatistical Mapping

TweetHere’s a tip on a free (open access) resource that we heard about from the GISCO email list… a PDF e-book on Geostatistical mapping. Some details… A practical guide to geostatistical mapping using R+gstat/geoR, SAGA GIS and Google Earth combo … Continue reading

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QuickLook – Building a GIS (ESRI Press)

TweetMy bookshelf is chock-full of great stuff, many of the titles gathering dust… and so, I felt it was time to dust off something interesting and share with you a few details. Enter “Building a GIS System Architecture Design Strategies … Continue reading

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Land Administration for Sustainable Development and the SDI

TweetI’m currently skimming through a copy of Land Administration for Sustainable Development from ESRI Press. An interesting title, packed with a wealth of information on the past, present, and future practice of land administration for government. An good late night … Continue reading

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New Book – The Manual of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

TweetHere’s a heads-up on a new title available from the ASPRS ( – The manual of GIS, Marguerite Madden, Editor, with Foreword by Jack Dangermond. From the book… This volume is designed to be a comprehensive resource on GIS for … Continue reading

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