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Historical GIS: Technologies, methodologies and scholarship.

Gregory, Ian and Ell, Paul S. (2007) Historical GIS: Technologies, methodologies and scholarship. Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 978-0-521-85563-1

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Abstract

Historical GIS is an emerging field that uses Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to research the geographies of the past. The authors present the first study to define this emerging field comprehensively, 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 to and rejuvenate historical research thought 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 in which GIS has been used to enhance research debates. The result is a clear agenda charting how GIS will develop as one the most important approaches to scholarship in historical geography.

Item Type: Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historical GIS
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
ID Code: 19840
Deposited By: Dr Ian Gregory
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2008 11:52
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 23:58
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/19840

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