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A place in history: A guide to using GIS in historical research.

Gregory, Ian (2003) A place in history: A guide to using GIS in historical research. Arts and Humanites Data Service . Oxbow, Oxford. ISBN 1-84217-036-8

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Abstract

This guide is intended for historians who want to use Geographical Information Systems (GIS). It describes how to create GIS databases and how to use GIS to perform historical research. Its aims are to: • Define GIS and outline how it can be used in historical research • Evaluate the way GIS models the world • Describe how to get data into a GIS • Demonstrate the basic operations that GIS offers to explore a database • Review how time is handled in GIS • Explain how GIS can be used for simple mapping and more advanced forms of visualisation • Discuss quantitative data analysis within GIS • Illustrate the use of GIS for qualitative analysis The book provides a broad sweep of GIS knowledge relevant to historians without assuming prior knowledge. It includes case studies from a variety of historical projects that have used GIS and an extensive reading list of GIS texts relevant to historians.

Item Type: Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historical GIS
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > C Auxiliary sciences of history (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
ID Code: 19842
Deposited By: Dr Ian Gregory
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2008 11:48
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 23:58
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/19842

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