Esri Releases New Book on Applying GIS to Resiliency Planning

How Geography Can Bring Insight to Communities Facing a Turbulent World

REDLANDS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ArcGISEsri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of Resilient Communities across Geographies.

How do communities deal with unexpected situations on the scale of a global pandemic, for example? How much of the response is planned in advance? How well does that plan protect those most vulnerable and spread resources equitably?

In their book, Resilient Communities across Geographies, authors Sheila and Steven Steinberg examine the theory and application of different communities’ abilities to respond to and recover from unexpected, disruptive situations. Examples vary from ecosystem resilience to climate adaptation to urban and cultural resilience.

Although there are many different forms of resilience, they all share some characteristic patterns. These patterns can be revealed and better understood by geographic information system (GIS) technology. The application of GIS yields actionable information culminating in a resilience plan.

In this book for academics and practitioners, readers will be able to discern patterns of theoretical frameworks, analytical methods, and GIS applications that will undoubtedly be relevant to their own fields of interest.

Resilient Communities across Geographies is available in print (ISBN: 9781589484818, 320 pages, US$49.99) and as an e-book (ISBN: 9781589484825, US$49.99). Both editions can be obtained from most online retailers worldwide. The print edition is also available for purchase at or by calling 1-800-447-9778. If 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

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

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