Gregory, Ian N. and Ell, Paul S. (2005) Analysing spatio-temporal change using national historical GISs: Population change during and after the Great Irish Famine. Historical Methods, 38. pp. 149-167. ISSN 0161-5440Full text not available from this repository.
Several countries have made large investments in building historical Geographical Information Systems (GIS) databases containing census and other quantitative statistics over long periods of time. Making good use of these databases requires approaches that explore spatial and temporal change. The authors use a variety of visualization and spatial analysis techniques to explore population change in Ireland during and after the Great Famine of the late 1840s. Importantly, the techniques allow differences over space and time to be explored, thus stressing the diversity between places, rather than making all places appear the same, a common criticism of many statistical approaches. The authors demonstrate the potential of these techniques to explore geographical and temporal variations in large quantitative GIS datasets.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Historical Methods|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||census ; Geographical Information Systems (GIS) ; Great Irish Famine ; spatial analysis|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > D History (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History|
|Deposited By:||Dr Ian Gregory|
|Deposited On:||17 Nov 2008 11:27|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:35|
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