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ArcGIS - The Picture Book

This is an enriching document that is available in Spanish, with very valuable content, both historically and technically, regarding the management of images in the disciplines associated with earth sciences and geographic information systems. most content has hyperlinks to pages where there are interactive content.

The purpose of this book is to show GIS professionals, application developers, web designers, or just about any other type of technologist how to become an image and GIS ace. Or, put another way, how to become someone who is a more skilled, smarter, and more efficient user of image data in a GIS. Suddenly, images have become very important and those who know how to search for them, analyze them and understand their true meaning are going to be professionals in high demand for years to come.


There are several potential audiences for this book. The first is the professional GIS and mapping community, the people who work with maps and geospatial data on a daily basis, especially those who want to get more out of imagery in their GIS applications. If you are a data scientist, cartographer, government agency employee, urban planner, or other GIS professional, you may already be using the Web and providing geographic information to the public.
You probably already instinctively recognize the intrinsic value of imagery as an amazing data capture technology that integrates well with traditional geospatial vector data.

Another audience is made up of new GIS users who want to find out what can be done with images: people like hobbyist drone pilots doing flight missions to map school campuses, city planners planning redevelopment projects, or scientists and bloggers. that report on climate change and come to the GIS because of their interest in images.

Finally, this book will be interesting for people who simply enjoy exploring the world and seeing fascinating images of the Earth. For these “armchair” geographers and others, this book and its electronic version, available at, offer a wide variety of engaging and in some cases disturbing images, as well as links to powerful image and map web applications that they tell interesting stories about our planet. The only requirement to enjoy this book is to want to know the world better through images and cartographic representation and to have a good disposition to work.

Learning by doing

This book, in addition to being read, includes a practical part for which only a personal computer is needed
with web access. The adventure begins when one is involved in the process by opening the links,
exploring maps and applications created by other users, and completing the lessons to create your
own maps and applications. These resources (more than 200 maps, applications, videos and images in total)
they have hyperlinks at

This book is about applying imagery to ArcGIS, the web GIS platform, and is the second of the
Big Idea title series. If you're just starting out in GIS, it might help to read the first book in the series, The ArcGIS Book: 10 Great Ideas for Applying Geography to the World Around Us. Although this volume is designed as a stand-alone work, many readers will find the original book interesting as well.



Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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