Reference Materials

The Data Lab maintains several GIS-related reference books and tutorials for student and faculty use. The materials are for lab use only and do not circulate. If you wish to use the Tutorial CD or Data CD for a particular book, you must see a Lab Assistant. CDs are kept in the Lab Assistant cabinet and must be checked out by a student.

Tish Library holds numerous books and periodicals on GIS-related subjects. Please see the Tufts University Library Catalog for holdings.

Recommended Reference Materials:

  • Mastering ArcGIS with CD – Meredith Price
  • GIS Tutorial for Health – Kurland and Gorr
  • GIS for the Urban Environment – Maantay and Zeigler

Data Lab Reference Books by Application

Fundamentals of GIS & Cartography

Book Title                   Author
ArcGIS Model Builder David Allen Tutorial CD
GIS Tutorial 1 Basic Workbook Gorr and Kurland Tutorial CD
GIS Tutorial 2 Spatial Analysis Workbook
(2 Copies)
Allen Tutorial CD
GIS Tutorial 3 Advanced Workbook Allen and Coffey Tutorial CD
Mastering ArcGIS 4th Edition Maribeth Price Tutorial CD
Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook Harder, Ormsby, Balstrom Tutorial CD
Data in 3D: Guide to 3D Analyst Heather Kennedy Tutorial CD
Python Scripting for ArcGIS Paul Zandbergen Tutorial CD
ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis Volume 1: Geographic Patterns and Relationships Andy Mitchell
ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis Volume 2: Spatial Measurements and Statistics Andy Mitchell
Fundamentals of GIS 2nd Edition Michael DeMers
Geographic Information Systems David Maguire, Michael Goodchild, David Rhind
Getting to Know ArcGIS Ormsby, Napoleon, Burke, Groessl, Feaster
GIS Essential Skills Gina Clemmer
GIS Research Methods: Incorporating Spatial Perspectives Sheila and Steven Steinberg
GIS, Spatial Analysis, and Modeling Maguire, Batty, Goodchild
Introduction to Geospatial Technologies Bradley Shellito
Introduction to Geospatial Technologies 2nd Edition Bradley Shellito
Lining Up Data in ArcGIS: A Guide to Map Projects 2nd Edition Margaret Maher
Map Use Reading and Analysis 6th Edition Jon Kimerling, Aileen Buckley, Phillip and Juliana Muehrcke
Modeling Electric Distribution With GIS Bill Meehan
Modeling Our World: The ESRI Guide to GeoDatabase Design Michael Zeiler
Thinking About GIS 5TH Edition Roger Tomlinson
Map Projections ESRI
Understanding Map Projections (2 Copies) Kennedy and Kupp
Designed Maps Cynthia Breuer
Designing Better Maps Cynthia Breuer
Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization Slocum, McMaster, Kessler, Howard
Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data Is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response Patrick Meier
GIS Guide to Public Domain Data Joseph Kerski and Jill Clark

Urban Planning

Book Title                   Author
Mapping Global Cities: GIS Methods for Urban Analysis Pamuk Tutorial CD
Transportation GIS Laura Lang Tutorial CD
GIS for Landscape Architects Karen Hanna
GIS for Urban Environment (2 Copies) Maantay and Zeigler
Introduction to Urban GIS Huxhold
Planning Support Systems Brail and Klosterman
Zeroing In: Geographic Information Systems at Work in the Community Andy Mitchell
Analyzing Urban Poverty: GIS for Developing World Rosario Giusti de Perez & Ramon Perez
Mapping Census 2010: Geography of American Change Riley Peake
Urban Policy and Census MacDonald and Peters

Health Applications

GIS Tutorial for Health 5th EditionKurland and GorrTutorial CD

Book Title                   Author
GIS Tutorial for Health 4th Edition (2 Copies) Kurland and Gorr Tutorial CD
GIS Tutorial for Health 9.3 Kurland and Gorr Tutorial CD
Cartographies of Disease Tom Koch
GIS for Health Organizations Laura Lang

Natural and Water Resources

Book Title                   Author
Arc Hydro GIS Water Resources David Maidment Tutorial CD
African Water Resource Database 1 and 2 N/A
Foundations of Geomatics: Introduction to Geometrical and Physical Geodesy Thomas Meyer
GIS Applications in Natural Resources Heit and Shortreid
Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling Support Maidment and Djokic
Managing Natural Resources with GIS Laura Lang
Mapping and Modeling Weather and Climate Armstrong, Butler, Settelmaier, Vance, Wilhelmi
Marine Geography: GIS for the Oceans and Seas Joe Breman

Humanitarian Assistance & Emergency Management

Book Title                   Author
GIS Tutorial for Humanitarian Assistance
(2 copies)
Firoz Verjee  Tutorial CD
Enabling Comprehensive Situational Awareness: Emergency Management Radke, Johnson, Baranyi

Policy and Government

Book Title     Author
GIS Tutorial for Homeland Security Radke and Hanebuth  Tutorial CD
Beyond Maps: GIS and Decision Making in Local Government O’Looney
GIS for Decision Support and Public Policy Making Thomas and Humenik-Sappington
GIS Guide for Elected Officials Cory Fleming

Business and Marketing

Book Title                   Author
GIS Means Business Volume 2 David Boyles
GIS Tutorial for Marketing Fred Miller

Other Applications

Book Title                   Author
Teaching GIS and Technology in Higher Education Unwin, Foote, Tate, DiBiase
Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS Are Changing Historical Scholarship Knowles and Hillier  Tutorial CD

Remote Sensing

Book Title                   Author
Fundamentals of ERDAS IMAGINE I Leica Geosystems Tutorial CD
Fundamentals of ERDAS IMAGINE II Leica Geosystems Tutorial CD
Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Remote Sensing Keranen, Kolvoord Tutorial CD
Computer Processing of Remotely-Sensed Images 4th Edition Mather and Koch
Introductory Digital Image Processing: A Remote Sensing Perspective John Jensen
Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation 6th Edition Lilliesand, Kiefer, Chipman

GPS, Google Earth & Microsoft Access

Book Title                   Author
Google Earth for Dummies David Crowder
Hacking Google Maps and Google Earth Martin Brown
GPS Made Easy 5th Edition Lawrence Letham, Alex Letham
Integrating GIS and GPS Karen Steede-Terry
Microsoft Access 2007 Guide N/A


Book Title                   Author
Digital Chart of World ESRI
Oxford Atlas of the World N/A
Road Atlas Rand McNally

Accompanying tutorial CDs can accessed by a Lab Assistant in the Data Lab or can be found on S:\Tutorials\Books


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