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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services: GIS Literature

This guide gives a basic overview of Geographic Information Systems and the resources available to Texas State University library patrons.

Selected Call Numbers For GIS @ Alkek Library

  G 70.2 - G 70.215    Geographic Information Systems
  G 70.39 - G 70.6   Remote Sensing
  GA 1 - GA 23   Mathematical Geography
  GA 101 - GA 151   Cartography
  QE 36   Geological Mapping
  RA 792 - RA793   Medical Geography

Some Key Textbooks



  • Bolstad, Paul. 2012. GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Information Systems. Fourth edition. White Bear lake, MN: Eider Press. pp. 400.
  • Chang, K. T., 2015. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. 7th edition. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 425 pp.
  • Church, R. L. and Murray, A. T. 2009. Business Site Selection, Location Analysis, and GIS. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons Inc, 320 pp.
  • DeMers, Michael. N., 2009. Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems. 4th edition. New York, N.Y: John Wiley & Sons, 443 pp.
  • DeMers, Michael N. 2009. GIS For Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons Inc, 384 pp.
  • Jensen, John R. & Ryan, R. Jensen. 2013. Introductory Geographic Information Systems. Glenview, IL: Pearson Education, Inc., 432 pp.
  • Kennedy, Michael D. 2013. Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS: A Workbook Approach to Learning GIS, 3rd Edition. 672 pp.
  • Longley, Paul A., Goodchild, Michael F., Maguire, David J. and Rhind, David W. 2015. Geographic Information Systems and Science, 4th edition. John Wiley & Sons, 496 pp.
  • Mitchell, Andy 2001. ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1: Geographic Patterns and Relationships. Redlands, CA: Esri Press, 190 pp.
  • Mitchell, Andy 2005. ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 2: Spatial Measurements and Statistics Redlands, CA: Esri Press, 252 pp.
  • Mitchell, Andy 2012. The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 3: Modeling Suitability, Movement, and Interaction. Redlands, CA: Esri Press, 432 pp.
  • Sanders, L. 2007. Models in Spatial Analysis. Newport Beach, CA, U.S.A: ISTE Ltd, 319 pp.
  • Shellito, B. A. 2014. Introduction to Geospatial Technologies. 2nd Edition. New York: NY: W. H. Freeman and Company, 560 pp.
  • Wang, F. 2006. Quantitative methods and applications in GIS. New York, NY: Taylor and Francis, 304 pp.


  • Allen, David W. 2010.   GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook, 2nd Edition Redlands, CA: Esri Press, 340 pages.
  • Allen, David W. and Coffey, Jeffery M. 2010. GIS Tutorial 3: Advanced Workbook. Redlands, CA: Esri Press, 412 pages.
  • Gorr, Wilpen L. and Kurland, Kristen S. 2010.  GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook, 4th Edition
  • Redlands, CA: Esri Press, 428 pages. 
  • Price, Maribeth. 2015. Mastering ArcGIS, 7th edition. McGraw Hill Higher Education. 624 pp.

Remote Sensing


  • Jensen, John R. 2015. Introductory Digital Image Processing: A Remote Sensing Perspective, 4th Edition; Prentice Hall, 544 pp.
  • Jensen, John R. 2007. Remote Sensing of Environment: An Earth Resource Perspective, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 608 pp.
  • Mather, Paul and Koch Magaly 2011. Computer Processing of Remotely-Sensed Images: An Introduction, 4th Edition. 460 pp.


  • Keranen, Kathryn and Kolvoord, Robert, 2013. Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Remote Sensing: A Workbook, Redlands, CA: Esri Press, 288 pp.



  • Crampton Jeremy W. 2010. Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS, Wiley-Blackwell. 232 pp.
  • Tyner, Judith A. 2010. Principles of Map Design, Guilford Press. 259 pp.
  • Slocum, Terry A., McMaster, Robert B, Kessler, Fritz C, Howard, Hugh H. 2009. Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization, 3rd Edition. Prentice Hall. 576 pp.


  • Botello, Chris 2012. Adobe Illustrator CS6 Revealed, Delmar-Cengage Learning.

GIS Programming


  • Zandbergen Paul A. 2014.  Python Scripting for ArcGIS. Redlands, CA: Esri Press, 358 pp.


  • Allen, David W. 2014. GIS Tutorial for Python Scripting, Redlands, CA: Esri Press, 288 pp.