Using Geodata and Geolocation in the Social Sciences


Using Geodata and Geolocation in the Social Sciences


Mapping our Connected World

David Abernathy - Warren Wilson College, USA

© 2017 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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"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.