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Historical GIS by Ian N. Gregory
Book DescriptionHistorical GIS is an emerging field that uses Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to research the geographies of the past. Ian Gregory and Paul Ell's study, first published in 2007, comprehensively defines this field, exploring all aspects of using GIS in historical research. A GIS is a form of database in which every item of data is linked to a spatial location. This technology offers unparalleled opportunities to add insight and rejuvenate historical research through the ability to identify and use the geographical characteristics of data. Historical GIS introduces the basic concepts and tools underpinning GIS technology, describing and critically assessing the visualisation, analytical and e-science methodologies that it enables and examining key scholarship where GIS has been used to enhance research debates. The result is a clear agenda charting how GIS will develop as one of the most important approaches to scholarship in historical geography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521671705
(247mm x 174mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ian N. Gregory
Toward Spatial Humanities, Paperback (April 2014)
The application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to issues in history is among the most exciting developments in both digital and spatial humanities. Describing a variety of applications, this book includes essays that highlight the methodological and substantive implications of a spatial approach to history.
Troubled Geographies, Paperback (December 2013)
Explores the response of society in general and religion in particular to major cultural shocks such as the Famine and to long term processes such as urbanization.
Historical GIS, Hardback (December 2007)» View all books by Ian N. Gregory
Examines the use of GIS in historical research, providing a clear agenda for its development.
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Author Biography - Ian N. Gregory
Ian Gregory is Associate Director of the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology at the Queen's University of Belfast. Paul Ell is Founding Director of the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology at the Queen's University of Belfast.
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