Esri Releases Updated Guide to Analytic Algorithms and Methods

by | Jan 29, 2021

REDLANDS, Calif. ” Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 2: Spatial Measurements and Statistics, second edition.

Trying to draw conclusions from a map isn't always easy. How maps classify and symbolize features and values can obscure the information, and people see patterns and relationships everywhere”sometimes when they don't actually exist.

According to Esri software development lead Lauren Bennett, Spatial analysis has never been as important as it is today. As GIS analysts and spatial data scientists, we will play a crucial role in making our world more equitable and sustainable.

Sharing concrete examples that everyone can relate to, The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 2 is essential to understanding spatial algorithms and methods, helping practitioners think critically about their results, evaluate them objectively, and ensure responsible analysis.

Building on Volume 1, this new book demonstrates how spatial statistical tools can be applied in a range of disciplines, from public health to habitat conservation. Readers will learn how to quantify patterns beyond visualizing them in maps, as well as examine spatial clusters through an updated chapter on identifying these clusters.

This book is essential reading for anyone tasked with revealing the complex spatial patterns and relationships underlying the complex workings of our world.

The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 2: Spatial Measurements and Statistics, second edition, is available in print (ISBN: 9781589486089, 288 pages, US$49.99) and as an e-book (ISBN: 9781589486096, US$49.99). Both editions can be obtained from most online retailers worldwide. The print edition is also available for purchase at or by calling 1-800-447-9778. If outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options, or visit to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

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