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Mapping the Nation Illustrates Broad Government Use of GIS Tech

REDLANDS, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Third in Esri's Mapping the Nation series, Mapping the Nation: Pioneering a New Platform for Government includes 133 full-color maps produced by more than 30 United States federal government agencies, including the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Senate. It demonstrates how government at the national level uses GIS to encourage citizen involvement, foster understanding between diverse perspectives, and offer a new platform to compare and exchange information among its constituents and staff.

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The book shows how the ArcGIS platform is used daily by federal employees, officials, and—in some cases—the public to gather, analyze, and respond to questions and challenges that range from the common to the catastrophic. Highlighted agency work includes marine spatial planning and charting, census and population, humanitarian assistance, conservation and environmental assessment, renewable energy, human health, emergency management, national security, planning and managing facilities, and transportation analysis.

"In a previous version of this book, I spoke about the development of a GIS platform that would promote more efficient and transparent governance through a new framework, including cloud computing," says Esri president Jack Dangermond. "This platform is now in place, and the US federal government is taking advantage of its powerful capabilities, as you will discover in this new edition."

Mapping the Nation: Pioneering a New Platform for Government (ISBN: 978-1-58948-334-7, 120 pages, US$19.95) is available at online retailers worldwide, at esri.com/esripress, or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, visit esri.com/esripressorders for complete ordering options, or visit esri.com/distributors to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

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Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.

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