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The Precision Farming Primer 

     About the Publisher...


   BASIS consultants and software developers in GIS technology

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Berry & Associates // Spatial Information Systems, Inc. (BASIS) provides both advising and training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology emphasizing natural resource and environmental applications.  The company was founded in 1988 by Joseph K. Berry, a leading consultant and educator in GIS.  Dr. Berry served 12 years on the faculty of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where he conducted basic research and taught introductory and advanced courses in GIS.  He currently has a special faculty appointment at Colorado State University and is the Keck Scholar at the University of Denver.  He is the author of the Academic Map Analysis Package (aMAP) and MapCalc educational materials used by universities worldwide for instruction in computer-assisted map analysis.  He has written more than 200 papers and presented hundreds of seminars and workshops on GIS technology.  His recent books Beyond Mapping: Concepts, Algorithms, and Issues and Spatial Reasoning for Effective GIS are based on his popular articles published in GeoWORLD magazine from 1989 to the present.

Berry and Associates helps clients design and implement GIS systems, develop advanced analytic algorithms, and design spatial models for a wide variety of applications.  Recent clients include Weyerhaeuser Company, IBM Corporation, US Forest Service, US Bureau of Land Management, USWest Communications, INIFAP Mexico, LTV Aerospace and Defense Company, Tropical Resources Institute, International Institute for Environment and Development, MacMillan Bloedel, Red Hen Systems, AutoDesk Corporation, HyperParallel Corporation, Slocan Group, McKinsey & Company, Marathon Oil, Tropical Resources Institute, Farmerís Software, Natural Resources Conservation Service, CASE Corporation, Innovative GIS Solutions, and Spatial Information Systems.

Berry and Associates offers both on-site and general workshops on the concepts and considerations in GIS technology.  These presentations include general awareness, introductory, advanced and specially designed workshops from one-day to two weeks.  All of the courses strike an effective balance between theory and hands-on exercises tailored to the audience.  Over two hundred workshops have been presented in the past five years to organizations including the US Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Natural Resources Conservation Service, GIS World, ITT Rayonier Timberlands, Ag/INNOVATOR Institute, BDA Environmental Consultants, and numerous universities, institutes and international conferences.