ESRI Map Book Features Collection of International Infrastructure Projects

REDLANDS, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- GIS for Building and Managing Infrastructure, the latest book from ESRI Press, presents maps from nine countries and 57 organizations, illustrating the versatility of geographic information system (GIS) technology when applied to physical systems and complex operations. The map book covers a wide range of infrastructure projects in chapters from "The North American Natural Gas System," a look at the supply, transportation, and demand of the natural gas market to "Wind Atlas for the Languedoc-Roussillon Region," which maps the potential for wind-generated power in France.

"Private-sector companies need a comprehensive platform on which to plan, design, build, and manage infrastructure projects," says ESRI president Jack Dangermond. "Citizens and stakeholders want to see how infrastructure projects will affect their communities. The maps in this book are real-world examples of GIS fulfilling these needs for government, industry, and citizens."

This map book is designed to be an important reference guide for city officials and department heads involved in developing or modernizing transportation, energy, communications, or public works infrastructures. In addition, the projects included in the book can serve as models for infrastructure initiatives like those funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

GIS for Building and Managing Infrastructure (ISBN: 9781589482524, 72 pages, $24.95) is available at online retailers worldwide or or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options or contact your local ESRI distributor. For a current distributor list, visit Interested retailers can contact ESRI Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

About ESRI Press

ESRI Press publishes books on GIS; cartography; and the application of spatial analysis to many areas of public and private endeavor including land-use planning, health care, education, business, government, and science. The complete selection of GIS titles from ESRI Press can be found at

About ESRI

Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, 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

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