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What books, journals, and/or electronic resources have you found most valuable for expanding your knowledge in the GI field? To which of them you come back most often?

One item per post please, and please include a small explanation of why you think the resource is valuable.

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hey everybody, 1 book per post please. I can't upvote How to lie with maps without also upvoting GIS for web developers which is not relevant for me. Thanks – matt wilkie Jul 23 '10 at 17:36
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I respectfully disagree, as I'd rather read through 30 than 100 posts – dassouki Jul 23 '10 at 19:09
    
Interesting. There are some here who can't upvote or downvote until you get to a certain level. – CrazyEnigma Jul 23 '10 at 20:59
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@dassouki the community standard for Stack Exchange sites is to encourage one vote per answer for "List of X" style questions to avoid duplicates and make voting easier. I have to admit that I didn't do it myself on this question though. – JasonBirch Jul 31 '10 at 5:20
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I think this could be better worded to read something similar to "the one book every GIS needs" – dassouki Nov 18 '10 at 20:40

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