Getting Started with GIS: A LITA Guide

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Price: 
$72.00
ALA Member 
$64.80
Item Number: 
978-1-55570-775-0
Published: 
2012
Publishers: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
LITA
Pages: 
200
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • About the Author

GIS technology has evolved into a multidisciplinary research and social tool used by everyone. Dodsworth introduces spatial literacy, online mapping programs, desktop GIS software programs and geospatial data. Written as a primer for librarians without previous GIS experience, it includes several hands-on activities demonstrating how to incorporate the technology into an existing system. Readers become proficient in mapping technology and learn to work with several GIS tools used by communities, academics and business leaders today. Included in the text:

  • How to use editable mapping applications
  • How to distribute library content with map mash-ups
  • Ways to expand and enhance library services with GIS technology

Getting Started with GIS: A LITA Guide makes GIS simple for all library staff. Written by a practitioner who has taught hundreds of public, academic, and special librarians, readers learn how to use and promote GIS so that it can be utilized by all library patrons.

 

Eva Dodsworth

Eva Dodsworth is the Geospatial Data Services Librarian at the University of Waterloo Map Library, where she is responsible for the provision of leadership and expertise in developing, delivering, and assessing geospatial data services and programs offered to members of the Waterloo community.  She is also an online part-time GIS instructor at a number of Library School programs in North America.

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