EXTRA, EXTRA/GIS guide gives local governments direction
Local governments looking for new ideas about how to use geographic information (GIS) technology can turn to a new book from the Washington-based International City/County Management Association and Redlands, Calif.-based ESRI. In “The GIS Guide for Local Government Officials,” Cory Fleming, a senior project manager for ICMA, illustrates how GIS has been used to help monitor storm drains, fix potholes and make land use decisions. The book also describes how to implement a GIS for in-house functions and community outreach. The $24.95 book is available at www.esri.com/esripress or by calling (800) 447-9778.