New Book from Esri Showcases How Technology Can Empower Equitable and Sustainable Land Administration

by | Jun 1, 2022

REDLANDS, Calif.-Location intelligence is changing the way land administration works to protect and maintain appropriate land use and achieve better economic, environmental, and social benefits. To showcase how cutting-edge geospatial technologies are being used for these initiatives, Esri, the global leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, today announced the publication of Valuing Place and Purpose: GIS for Land Administration.

In this new book, real-life stories demonstrate how communities, government agencies, nonprofits, and other organizations implement GIS to deliver location intelligence in four key areas: visualizing parcels and property; managing land use; strengthening climate and conservation efforts; and addressing land rights, equity, and social justice.

One of the newest publications in the Applying GIS seriesValuing Place and Purpose is coedited by Esri director of land administration”industry solutions Brent Jones, and Keith Mann, a writer, contributor, and principal content strategist for Esri Press. Readers will discover how GIS and location intelligence help modern land administrators take a geographic approach to better understand and plan the proper and equitable use and conservation of land and property.

Valuing Place and Purpose is available in print (ISBN: 9781589487062, 120 pages, US$19.99) and as an ebook (ISBN: 9781589487079, US$19.99). Both editions can be obtained from most online retailers worldwide. The print edition is also available for purchase from Esri 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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