Review of Lining Up Data in ArcGIS: A Guide to Map Projections

Fritz C. Kessler
2013 Cartographic Perspectives  
I previously had the privilege of reviewing the first edition of this practical "how to" book (Kessler 2012) and was pleasantly surprised to see that a third edition had been published. If you work with geospatial data in the ArcGIS environment, then you have probably encountered situations where your data didn't align. The culprit was undoubtedly one coordinate system not being in sync with another. Coordinate systems seem to strike fear into the hearts of many GIS users-a circumstance most
more » ... ircumstance most likely due to the daunting mathematics that underpin them. This is unfortunate, as coordinate systems are an essential component of geospatial data, and working with them does not require an understanding of their sometimes-complicated mathematics. Lining up Data in ArcGIS avoids coordinate system math entirely, and instead focuses on the basic premise of understanding how to troubleshoot coordinate systems when things "go bad."
doi:10.14714/cp72.197 fatcat:d24pzif6wjezhn3ko3ix4xjtny