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New Esri Book Showcases the Latest Online GIS Capabilities

Getting to Know Web GIS, Fifth Edition, Is a Guide for Cloud-Based Geospatial Software

REDLANDS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ArcGIS–From magnetic tapes to cloud computing, technology has advanced greatly over the 50-plus-year history of geographic information system (GIS) software. Today’s modern GIS is Web GIS. To provide a guide for users of geospatial technology online, Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, has released Getting to Know Web GIS, fifth edition.

Capabilities of Web GIS keep expanding, and Getting to Know Web GIS, fifth edition, describes some of the most cutting-edge and exciting innovations. From publishing data as services and configuring engaging web and mobile apps to understanding automation, scripting, and real-world applications, this book shares how to use the most current software and apps for leveraging Esri’s ArcGIS software in the cloud.

In the newest edition of Getting to Know Web GIS, users learn to work with the latest releases of ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS StoryMaps, and ArcGIS mobile apps. Readers can also explore ArcGIS Experience Builder; ArcGIS Field Maps; ArcGIS Instant Apps; ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online; ArcGIS Mission; and the latest advances in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and tools for spatial data science.

No programming is required for Web GIS, but users can learn more about it in this book, using JavaScript, webhooks, and ArcGIS Arcade. The fifth edition shows how to configure engaging web and mobile apps and widgets, use new data science tools and detect objects using deep learning packages, support field operations and data collection using mobile apps, and more.

Getting to Know Web GIS is available as an ebook (ISBN: 9781589487284, US$99.99). This edition can be obtained from most online retailers worldwide. 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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Jo Ann Pruchniewski

Public Relations, Esri

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