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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 pp. 403-418.

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: July 2008
Keywords: geographical information, gis, georeferencing, representation, sources, linkage, mapping, spatial analysis, online
Organisations: PHEW – S (Spatial analysis and modelling), Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis

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Local EPrints ID: 64162
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/64162
ISBN: 1412922933
PURE UUID: 78ffc261-d5d2-46b4-a7ce-ce34fb4f1703
ORCID for David Martin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0397-0769

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Date deposited: 04 Dec 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:14

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