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    Historical GIS: Technologies, Methodologies, and Scholarship (Online resource) By (author) Ian N. Gregory, By (author) Paul S. Ell

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    DescriptionHistorical GIS is an emerging field that uses Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to research the geographies of the past. Ian Gregory and Paul Ell's study, first published in 2007, comprehensively defines this field, exploring all aspects of using GIS in historical research. A GIS is a form of database in which every item of data is linked to a spatial location. This technology offers unparalleled opportunities to add insight and rejuvenate historical research through the ability to identify and use the geographical characteristics of data. Historical GIS introduces the basic concepts and tools underpinning GIS technology, describing and critically assessing the visualisation, analytical and e-science methodologies that it enables and examining key scholarship where GIS has been used to enhance research debates. The result is a clear agenda charting how GIS will develop as one of the most important approaches to scholarship in historical geography.


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    Title
    Historical GIS
    Subtitle
    Technologies, Methodologies, and Scholarship
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian N. Gregory, By (author) Paul S. Ell
    Physical properties
    Format: Online resource
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780511493645
    ISBN 10: 0511493649
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS052000, HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHTP
    Illustrations note
    8 colour illus. 3 tables
    Publisher
    Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
    Imprint name
    Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
    Publication date
    23 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Ian Gregory is Associate Director of the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology at the Queen's University of Belfast. Paul Ell is Founding Director of the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology at the Queen's University of Belfast.
    Table of contents
    List of figures; List of tables; 1. GIS and its role in historical research: an introduction; 2. GIS: a framework for representing the Earth's surface; 3. Building historical GIS databases; 4. Basic approaches to handling data in a historical GIS; 5. Using GIS to visualise historical data; 6. Time in historical GIS databases; 7. Geographic information retrieval: historical geographic information on the internet and in digital libraries; 8. GIS and quantitative spatial analysis; 9. From techniques to knowledge: historical GIS in practice; References.