Finding and investigating geographical data online
Martin, David, Cockings, Samantha and Leung, Samuel (2008) Finding and investigating geographical data online. In, Fielding, Nigel, Lee, Raymond M. and Blank, Grant (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods. London, UK, Sage, 403-418.
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The chapter will provide: an overview of geographical referencing and the importance of geographically referenced data; examples of geographical data linkage and mapping, including some case studies; and a discussion of the creation of geographical datasets and of how work with online geographical data relates to other elements of the geographical information industry. We explain how geographical information systems (GIS) are relevant, and guide readers who wish to find out more about GIS per se to relevant sources that provide an introduction to GIS. Our discussion of the emergence of online tools for geographical data is subdivided into: Data sources (e.g. NeSS, US Factfinder); Geographical linkage (directories, lookups, e.g. GeoConvert); Mapping (both online, using virtual globes and mapping sites, and offline using data from the internet); and more specialist spatial analysis tools. In further guidance for those seeking to apply these tools we highlight the resources provided by Geo-Refer.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Keywords:||geographical information, gis, georeferencing, representation, sources, linkage, mapping, spatial analysis, online|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
|Date Deposited:||04 Dec 2008|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 12:32|
|RDF:||RDF+N-Triples, RDF+N3, RDF+XML, Browse.|
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