Using Geodata and Geolocation in the Social Sciences

Mapping our Connected World

by David Abernathy

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  • 9781473908178
  • 9781473965799
  • 9781473965782

"Abernathy provides a truly accessible and interdisciplinary introduction to geodata and geolocation covering both the conceptual and the practical. It is a must read for students or researchers looking to make the most of the spatial elements of their data" - Luke SloanSenior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods, Cardiff University

 
Using Geodata and Geolocation in the Social Sciences: Mapping our Connected World provides an engaging and accessible introduction to the Geoweb with clear, step-by-step guides for:

  • Capturing Geodata from sources including GPS, sensor networks and Twitter
  • Visualizing Geodata using programmes including QGIS, GRASS and R

Featuring colour images, practical exercises walking you through using data sources, and a companion website packed with resources, this book is the perfect guide for students and teachers looking to incorporate location-based data into their social science research.

  • SAGE Publications; October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473965799
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Using Geodata and Geolocation in the Social Sciences
  • Author: David Abernathy
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473908178
  • 9781473965799
  • 9781473965782

In The Press

Having an understanding of geography is essential for scholars across all the disciplines in the Social Sciences following the data revolution, the rise of 'big data' and the increasing salience of utilising naturally occurring data as a way of augmenting our understanding of how we interact in the social world. In response to this, Abernathy provides a truly accessible and interdisciplinary introduction to geodata and geolocation covering both the conceptual and the practical. It is a must read for students or researchers looking to make the most of the spatial elements of their data.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473908178
  • 9781473965799
  • 9781473965782