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GIS and the Social Sciences: Theory and Applications

GIS and the Social Sciences: Theory and Applications (Paperback)

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GIS and the Social Sciences offers a uniquely social science approach on the theory and application of GIS with a range of modern examples. It explores how human geography can engage with a variety of important policy issues through linking together GIS and spatial analysis, and demonstrates the importance of applied GIS and spatial analysis for solving real world problems in both the public and private sector.

The book introduces basic theoretical material from a social science perspective and discusses how data is handled in GIS, what the standard commands within GIS packages are, and what they can offer in terms of spatial analysis. It covers the range of applications that GIS has been primarily used for in the social sciences, offering a global perspective of examples at a range of spatial scales. The book explores the use of GIS in crime, health, education, retail location, urban planning, transport, geodemographics, emergency planning and poverty/income inequalities. It is supplemented with practical activities and datasets which are linked to the content of each chapter and provided on a companion website. The examples are written using ArcMap to show how the user can access data and put the theory in the textbook to applied use using proprietary GIS software.

This book serves as a useful guide to a social science approach to GIS techniques and applications. It provides a range of modern applications of GIS with associated practicals to work through, and demonstrates how researcher and policy makers alike can use GIS to plan services more effectively. It will prove to be of great interest to geographers, as well as the broader social sciences, such as sociology, crime science, health, business and marketing.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologyScience & MathematicsGeographyGIS Geographical information systems & remote sensingScience & MathematicsGeographyHuman geography Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 04/10/2017 ISBN-13: 9781138785120  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dimitris Ballas is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of the Aegean, Greece. He has published widely in the fields of Social and Economic Geography, Regional Science and Geoinformatics in the Social Sciences. Graham Clarke is Professor of Business Geography at the University of Leeds, UK. Rachel S. Franklin is Associate Director of the Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) initiative and Associate Professor (Research) of Population Studies at Brown University, USA. Andy Newing is a Lecturer in Retail Geography at the School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK. Andy contributes extensively to undergraduate and masters level GIS teaching and student supervision within the social sciences.

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