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Author Gregory, Ian, 1970-

Title Historical GIS : technologies, methodologies, and scholarship / Ian N. Gregory and Paul S. Ell.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  910.285 GREG    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 227 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in historical geography ; 39
Cambridge studies in historical geography.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 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.
Summary "Historical GIS is an emerging field that uses Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to research the geographies of the past. Ian Gregory and Paul Ell present the first study to define this emerging field comprehensively, 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 to 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 in which GIS has been used to enhance research debate. The result is a clear agenda charting how GIS will develop as one of the most important approaches to scholarship in historical geography."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Ell, Paul S.
Subject Historical geographic information systems.
Historical geography -- Methodology.
ISBN 9780521855631 (hardback)
9780521671705 (pbk.)