ESRI Book Promotes Societal Benefits of Modern Land Administration

Use of GIS and Spatial Data Infrastructure Emphasized for Planning

Redlands, California—December 3, 2009—Government strategies to ensure social equality, economic growth, and environmental protection are among the many global perspectives addressed in Land Administration for Sustainable Development, the latest publication from ESRI Press.

Prepared by leaders in the development of modern land administration theories and practices, the book describes new and innovative policies, systems, and technologies now being applied around the world. A common goal in the different approaches to land administration systems (LAS) is the need to address strategies that support sustainable development in the twenty-first century. Land Administration for Sustainable Development examines some of these systems at various levels of development to provide insight into their strengths and weaknesses.

Recognizing that all countries or jurisdictions are unique and have their own legislative policies, the book also highlights the underlying features of land administration that are necessary for the success of any LAS. These fundamental elements include the implementation of geographic information systems (GIS) with spatial data infrastructure (SDI). The authors view this infrastructure as the "key to the spatial enablement of modern land administration."

The book is written for professionals looking for a comprehensive overview of modern LAS strategies, including politicians, senior government officials, students, and land administrators.

Land Administration for Sustainable Development (ISBN: 9781589480414, 512 pages, $49.95) is available at online retailers worldwide, at, or by calling 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options or contact your local ESRI distributor. For a current distributor list, visit Interested retailers can contact ESRI Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

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