The European Union's Joint Research Center celebrated the International Day of Forests by launching the first ever European Atlas of Forest Tree Species. A result of the collaborative efforts of leading scientists and forestry professionals, this publication provides information on the different species that can be found in European forests and the factors that threaten them, such as the changes caused by climate change. It also aims to highlight the importance of trees and to increase awareness about the benefits which forest ecosystems provide.
They have published a version as downloadable pdf (actually 2 versions- high and low resolutions) and will be making available an online database of the results. The Atlas combines cartography, field research and natural history. It is thoroughly illustrated with pictures, maps, charts, graphs and tables.
A New GIS book! Some of you may be interested:
Spatial Mathematics: Theory and Practice through Mapping:
Authors: Sandra Arlinghaus and Joseph Kerski.
Video explaining the book, from the authors:
Spatial mathematics and analysis, two different approaches to scholarship, yield different results and employ different tools. This book explores both approaches to looking at real world issues that have mathematics as a critical, but often unseen, component. Readers learn the mathematics required to consider the broad problem at hand, rather than learning mathematics according to the determination of a (perhaps) artificial curriculum. This format motivates readers to explore diverse realms in the worlds for geography and mathematics and in their interfaces.
Complete set of pre-publication reviews by Tobler, Batty, Goodchild, Donert, Hogrebe, Coulter, others:
Good tips for those looking for a job in GIS and it's under $5.00!
An eBook titled, Careers in GIS: an Unfiltered Guide to Finding a GIS Job (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0080KYSTQ), is here! This new book has up to date information that has previously been touched upon by this blog but also includes tons (well, maybe not tons but hundreds of pounds) of new material to help you land a job in the GIS industry. Less than $5 to get some insightful strategies on how to get a GIS job? How can you go wrong?
What about a list of chapters?
1. GIS Job Hunting Requirements
2. Passion of the GIS
3. Should You Be a Big Fish in a Little GIS Pond?
4. Checking Up on the GIS Competition
5. Learn How to Make Damn Map!
6. GIS Gruntwork
7. Should I Get a GIS Certificate?
8. Finding the Best GIS Certificate Program
9. Your GIS Graduate Degree and You
10. Which Database Platform Is Best to Know for GIS?
11. GIS Programming: It's Unavoidable
12. YouTube Your GIS Skillz
13. How to Search the Web for GIS Jobs
14. Employer's Websites: The Best Kept GIS Secret
15. Free GIS E-Newsletters, Don't Miss an Opportunity!
16. Watch the GIS blogs!
17. Social media and GIS
18. Congregate with Your Own GIS Kind
19. GIS Jobs in Developing Countries
21. Questions You Should Be Asking at the GIS Interview
22. Neogeographer: Become One...Or Don't...
23. What Happened to the GIS Analyst?
24. Want a GIS Job? It's Time to Get Political
25. The GIS Job Urban Myth...or Is It?
26. Create Some GIS Out of Nothing