Esri Map Book Encapsulates 25 Years of GIS Development

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Volume Includes Comparative Historic Maps

Redlands, CaliforniaJuly 22, 2010—Esri has published volume 25 of its popular Map Book series. This commemorative edition includes a “then and now” section that compares similar maps from the 25-year period, making it of particular interest to cartographers, geographic information system (GIS) professionals, and geography students.

“This year’s map book marks a milestone,” says Jack Dangermond, Esri president. “For a quarter of a century, this publication has chronicled the rapid evolution of GIS and celebrated the achievements of GIS users in a wide range of industries. This volume republishes a selection of maps printed in early editions of Esri Map Book. It is shown with similar maps made with current ArcGIS software and illustrates how far we’ve come.”

Including more than 100 full-color maps, the annual Esri Map Book showcases the most creative and compelling and best-designed maps presented at the annual Esri International User Conference Map Gallery exhibition. Each map includes a description indicating how it was produced and used.

Esri Map Book, Volume 25 (ISBN-13: 978-1-58948-254-8, 120 pages, $24.95), is available at online retailers worldwide, at, or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options, or visit to contact your local Esri distributor. 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 on the Web 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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