BASIS …for GIS Education, Applications and Software
The Berry & Associates // Spatial Information Systems (Basis) website provides access to Dr. Berry’s popular Beyond Mapping columns for GeoWorld magazine, as well as posting recent papers and other materials available for download.

Joseph K. Berry is a leading consultant and educator in the application of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and serves as Principal of Berry & Associates // Spatial Information Systems (Basis). 

BASIS provides consulting, application development and training in GIS technology for a wide range of clients (founded in 1988). 

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Understanding GIS Technology
Online Papers
à ...click here for listing/links to 50+ online papers

Top Overview Papers:

 

Simultaneously Trivializing and Complicating GIS (8 pgs)

Making a Case for SpatialSTEM (15 pgs)

An Analytical Framework for GIS Modeling (23 pgs)

Recasting Map Analysis Operations for General Consumption (5 pgs)

A Brief History and Probable Future of Geotechnology (6 pgs)

Where Do We Go from Here? (4 pgs)

 

Online Presentation and Workshop Materialsà...click here for listing/links to 4\60+ online presentations

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Understanding GIS Technology
Online Books and Instructional Materials
à ...click on the links below to view online books

Beyond Mapping Compilation Series by Joseph K. Berry
...compilation of over three hundred “Beyond Mapping” columns

appearing in GeoWorld 1989 to 2013 — organized into four online books…

Beyond Mapping IV: columns from 2007 to 2013 with 10 Topics, Introduction and Epilog

Beyond Mapping III: columns from 1996 to 2007 with 10 Topics, Introduction and Epilog

Beyond Mapping II: columns from 1993 to 1996 with 10 Topics, Introduction and Epilog

Beyond Mapping I: columns from 1989 to 1993 with 10 Topics, Introduction and Epilog

 Chronological Listing of all columns selected columns in Español (select “Beyond Mapping”)

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SpatialSTEM Presentations and Teaching Materials by Joseph K. Berry
…SpatialSTEM is an innovative approach to understanding and communicating spatial reasoning, map analysis and modeling fundamentals within the traditional mathematical/statistical framework that resonates with science, technology, engineering and math/stat communities (2013)
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GIS Modeling Course Materials by Joseph K. Berry
…all of the supporting materials (PowerPoint, Software, Exercises, Exams, Projects)
needed for an Upper Division/Graduate college course
(2013)

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Map Analysis Workshop Materials by Joseph K. Berry
…all of the materials (PowerPoint, Software, Exercises) needed
for a 4 hour (real-time demos) session or an 8 hour (hands-on lab) session
(2013)

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The Precision Farming Primer by Joseph K. Berry
...compilation "Inside the GIS Toolbox" column published
in the @gInnovator newsletter from 1993 to 2000

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Understanding GIS Technology
Hardcopy and Electronic Books
à ...click on the links below for more information

GIS Modeling J. K. Berry (Basis, 2013)
…provides a structured view of grid-based map analysis and
modeling with software for “hands-on” exercises
(US$45)

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Map Analysis J. K. Berry (GeoTec Media, 2007)
…provides a structured view of grid-based map analysis and
modeling with software for “hands-on” exercises
(US$45)

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Spatial Reasoning J. K. Berry (Wiley, 1995)
explores the basic concepts of map analysis and emerging issues
as GIS moves from mapping to map analysis
(US$95)

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Beyond Mapping J. K. Berry (Wiley, 1993)
…investigates the concepts, algorithms and issues in GIS (US$95)

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Instructor Materials J. K. Berry (revised 2010)
…set of 2 CDs containing teaching materials for four levels
of presentation
(1hr Overview, 2hr Seminar, 8hr Workshop & 10wk course) (US$45)

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Analyzing Geospatial Resource Data J. K. Berry (2005)
…case studies in Spatial Analysis and Data Mining in Natural
Resources with software for “hands-on” exercises


Download free electronic version of the NR book/CD

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Analyzing Geo-Business Data J. K. Berry (2003)
…a case study in Spatial Analysis and Data Mining in Business
with software for “hands-on” exercises


Download free electronic version of the GB book/CD

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Analyzing Precision Ag Data J. K. Berry (2002)
…a case study in Spatial Analysis and Data Mining in Agriculture
with software for “hands-on” exercises

Download free electronic version of the PA book/CD

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Understanding GIS Technology
Software
à ...click on the links below for information on MapCalc grid-based map analysis software


(Downloads free)

MapCalc Software
MapCalc Tutorials
MapCalc Data Sets

MapCalc User’s Manual

MapCalc Description & Example Applications describes
MapCalc’s analytical capabilities using several GIS modeling examples

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GeoWorld Quick-Take Review of MapCalc Learner

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Paper describing MapCalc Academic for instructors

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Listing of MapCalc Operations by traditional math/stat categories

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Cross-reference to ESRI Grid/SpatialAnalyst

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Instructor Materials for grid-based map analysis instruction

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MapCalc Legacy describing the history of MapCalc

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Berry & Associates // Spatial Information Systems

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
E-mail:
jberry@innovativegis.com