• Science

Gis Research Methods

Incorporating Spatial Perspectives
Author: Sheila L. Steinberg,Steven J. Steinberg
Publisher: ESRI Press
ISBN: 9781589483781
Category: Science
Page: 500
View: 6202
Few if any books have been written about social science research methods and GIS in an ArcGIS environment. This books claims that niche.

    • Computers

Web Cartography

Map Design for Interactive and Mobile Devices
Author: Ian Muehlenhaus
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439876231
Category: Computers
Page: 262
View: 9378
Web mapping technologies continue to evolve at an incredible pace. Technology is but one facet of web map creation, however. Map design, aesthetics, and user-interactivity are equally important for effective map communication. From interactivity to graphical user interface design, from symbolization choices to animation, and from layout to typeface and color selection, Web Cartography offers the first comprehensive overview and guide for designing beautiful and effective web maps for a variety of devices. Written for those with a basic understanding of mapmaking, but who may not have an in-depth knowledge of web design, this book explains how to create effective interaction, animation, and layouts for maps in online and mobile platforms. Concept-driven, this reference emphasizes cartographic principles for web and mobile map design over specific software techniques. It focuses on key design concepts that will remain true regardless of software technologies used. The book is supplemented with a website providing links to stellar web maps, video tutorials and lectures, do-it-yourself labs, map critique exercises, and links to others’ tutorials. Approachable, clear, and concise, the book provides a nontechnical, approachable guide to map design for the web. It provides best practices for map communication, based on spatial data visualization and graphic design theory. By carefully avoiding overly technical jargon, it provides a solid launching pad from which students, practitioners, and innovators can begin to design aesthetically pleasing and intuitive web maps.

    • Social Science

Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences

Investigating Space and Place
Author: Steven J. Steinberg,Sheila L. Steinberg
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506319610
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 427
Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences: Investigating Space and Place is the first book to take a cutting-edge approach to integrating spatial concepts into the social sciences. In this text, authors Steven J. Steinberg and Sheila L. Steinberg simplify GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for practitioners and students in the social sciences through the use of examples and actual program exercises so that they can become comfortable incorporating this research tool into their repertoire and scope of interest. The authors provide learning objectives for each chapter, chapter summaries, links to relevant Web sites, as well as suggestions for student research projects.

    • Social Science

Thinking Big Data in Geography

New Regimes, New Research
Author: Jim Thatcher,Andrew Shears,Josef Eckert
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803278829
Category: Social Science
Page: 324
View: 343
Thinking Big Data in Geography offers a practical state-of-the-field overview of big data as both a means and an object of research, with essays from prominent and emerging scholars such as Rob Kitchin, Renee Sieber, and Mark Graham. Part 1 explores how the advent of geoweb technologies and big data sets has influenced some of geography’s major subdisciplines: urban politics and political economy, human-environment interactions, and geographic information sciences. Part 2 addresses how the geographic study of big data has implications for other disciplinary fields, notably the digital humanities and the study of social justice. The volume concludes with theoretical applications of the geoweb and big data as they pertain to society as a whole, examining the ways in which user-generated data come into the world and are complicit in its unfolding. The contributors raise caution regarding the use of spatial big data, citing issues of accuracy, surveillance, and privacy.

    • Science

Quantitative Geography

Perspectives on Spatial Data Analysis
Author: A Stewart Fotheringham,Chris Brunsdon,Martin Charlton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761959489
Category: Science
Page: 270
View: 2557
GIS.

    • Education

Critical Race Spatial Analysis

Mapping to Understand and Address Educational Inequity
Author: Deb Morrison,Subini Ancy Annamma,Darrell D. Jackson
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1620364263
Category: Education
Page: 200
View: 9688
How does space illuminate educational inequity? Where and how can spatial analysis be used to disrupt educational inequity? Which tools are most appropriate for the spatial analysis of educational equity? This book addresses these questions and explores the use of critical spatial analysis to uncover the dimensions of entrenched and systemic racial inequities in educational settings and identify ways to redress them. The contributors to this book – some of whom are pioneering scholars of critical race spatial analysis theory and methodology – demonstrate the application of the theory and tools applied to specific locales, and in doing so illustrate how this spatial and temporal lens enriches traditional approaches to research. The opening macro-theoretical chapter lays the foundation for the book, rooting spatial analyses in critical commitments to studying injustice. Among the innovative methodological chapters included in this book is the re-conceptualization of mapping and space beyond the simple exploration of external spaces to considering internal geographies, highlighting how the privileged may differ in socio-spatial thinking from oppressed communities and what may be learned from both perspectives; data representations that allow the construction of varied narratives based on differences in positionality and historicity of perspectives; the application of redlining to the analysis of classroom interactions; the use of historical archives to uncover the process of marginalization; and the application of techniques such as the fotonovela and GIS to identify how spaces are defined and can be reimagined. The book demonstrates the analytical and communicative power of mapping and its potential for identifying and dismantling racial injustice in education. The editors conclude by drawing connections across sections, and elucidating the tensions and possibilities for future research. Contributors Benjamin Blaisdell Graham S. Garlick Leigh Anna Hidalgo Mark C. Hogrebe Joshua Radinsky Daniel G. Solórzano William F. Tate Verónica N. Vélez Federico R. Waitoller

    • Technology & Engineering

Introduction to Microwave Remote Sensing


Author: Iain H. Woodhouse
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351988557
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 400
View: 2635
Introduction to Microwave Remote Sensing offers an extensive overview of this versatile and extremely precise technology for technically oriented undergraduates and graduate students. This textbook emphasizes an important shift in conceptualization and directs it toward students with prior knowledge of optical remote sensing: the author dispels any linkage between microwave and optical remote sensing. Instead, he constructs the concept of microwave remote sensing by comparing it to the process of audio perception, explaining the workings of the ear as a metaphor for microwave instrumentation. This volume takes an “application-driven” approach. Instead of describing the technology and then its uses, this textbook justifies the need for measurement then explains how microwave technology addresses this need. Following a brief summary of the field and a history of the use of microwaves, the book explores the physical properties of microwaves and the polarimetric properties of electromagnetic waves. It examines the interaction of microwaves with matter, analyzes passive atmospheric and passive surface measurements, and describes the operation of altimeters and scatterometers. The textbook concludes by explaining how high resolution images are created using radars, and how techniques of interferometry can be applied to both passive and active sensors.

    • Science

Qualitative GIS

A Mixed Methods Approach
Author: Meghan Cope,Sarah Elwood
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446249549
Category: Science
Page: 192
View: 1539
Geographic Information Systems are an essential tool for analyzing and representing quantitative spatial data. Qualitative GIS explains the recent integration of qualitative research with Geographical Information Systems With a detailed contextualising introduction, the text is organised in three sections: Representation: examines how researchers are using GIS to create new types of representations; working with spatial data, maps, and othervisualizations to incorporate multiple meanings and to provide texture and context. Analysis: discusses the new techniques of analysis that are emerging at the margins between qualitative research and GIS, this in the wider context of a critical review of mixed-methods in geographical research Theory: questions how knowledge is produced, showing how ideas of 'science' and 'truth' inform research, and demonstrates how qualitative GIS can be used to interrogate discussions of power, community, and social action Making reference to representation, analysis, and theory throughout, the text shows how to frame questions, collect data, analyze results, and represent findings in a truly integrated way. An important addition to the mixed methods literature, Qualitative GIS will be the standard reference for upper-level students and researchers using qualitative methods and Geographic Information Systems.

    • Science

The Design and Implementation of Geographic Information Systems


Author: John E. Harmon,Steven J. Anderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471431524
Category: Science
Page: 272
View: 4475
Presents strategies for application development, interface design, and enabling Web-based access. * Includes numerous case studies and examples from the private and public sectors. * Provides information on integrating legacy MIS systems and planning for future developments in database design.

    • Science

GIS, Spatial Analysis, and Modeling


Author: David J. Maguire,Michael Batty,Michael F. Goodchild
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589481305
Category: Science
Page: 480
View: 6347
A guide for geographic analysts, modelers, software engineers, and GIS professionals, this book discusses agent-based modeling, dynamic feedback and simulation modeling, as well as links between models and GIS software. This collection also presents a state-of-the-art understanding of applications based on environmental, atmospheric, hydrological, urban, social, health, and economic models.

    • Social Science

Spatially Integrated Social Science


Author: Michael F. Goodchild,Donald G. Janelle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195348460
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
View: 5673
Spatial analysis assists theoretical understanding and empirical testing in the social sciences, and rapidly expanding applications of geographic information technologies have advanced the spatial data-gathering needed for spatial analysis and model making. This much-needed volume covers outstanding examples of spatial thinking in the social sciences, with each chapter showing some aspect of how certain social processes can be understood by analyzing their spatial context. The audience for this work is as trans-disciplinary as its authorship because it contains approaches and methodologies useful to geography, anthropology, history, political science, economics, criminology, sociology, and statistics.

    • Political Science

GIS and Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences

Coding, Mapping, and Modeling
Author: Robert Nash Parker,Emily K. Asencio
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135857598
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
View: 388
This is the first book to provide sociologists, criminologists, political scientists, and other social scientists with the methodological logic and techniques for doing spatial analysis in their chosen fields of inquiry. The book contains a wealth of examples as to why these techniques are worth doing, over and above conventional statistical techniques using SPSS or other statistical packages. GIS is a methodological and conceptual approach that allows for the linking together of spatial data, or data that is based on a physical space, with non-spatial data, which can be thought of as any data that contains no direct reference to physical locations.

    • Science

Designing Better Maps

A Guide for GIS Users
Author: Cynthia Brewer
Publisher: ESRI Press
ISBN: 9781589484405
Category: Science
Page: 260
View: 2231
Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, second edition, breaks down the myriad decisions involved in creating maps that communicate effectively. The second edition includes updated material and a new chapter on map publishing.

    • Computers

Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS


Author: Kathryn Keranen,Robert Kolvoord
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 1589481836
Category: Computers
Page: 184
View: 8201
"Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS, level 4 of the Our World GIS Education series, allows students to experience the GIS decision-making process in real-world settings. Designed for an upper-level high school or college curriculum, the five modules in this book invite students to perform sophisticated analyses in a variety of content areas. The projects in this book encourage students to make not only maps but also the type of spatial decisions that confront professionals in all walks of life. The five modules pose decisions that will have students examine location criteria, population patterns, chemical spills, storm-ravaged coastlines, and big-city crime." "Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS presumes prior GIS experience and offers step-by-step instruction along with guidelines for more independent study. This book contains all you need to complete GIS projects, including GIS software, data, and worksheets. Companion DVDs provide a wealth of instructional resources to supplement each book. Teachers new to GIS will benefit from detailed notes and suggestions for presenting the material." "The projects in this book are connected to a variety of subject areas, such as business, government, and public administration. By completing the projects, students improve their skills in critical thinking, communication, technology, and problem-solving as delineated by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills."--BOOK JACKET.

    • Science

GIS and the Social Sciences

Theory and Applications
Author: Dimitris Ballas,Graham Clarke,Rachel S. Franklin,Andy Newing
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317638824
Category: Science
Page: 280
View: 8679
GIS and the Social Sciences offers a uniquely social science approach on the theory and application of GIS with a range of modern examples. It explores how human geography can engage with a variety of important policy issues through linking together GIS and spatial analysis, and demonstrates the importance of applied GIS and spatial analysis for solving real-world problems in both the public and private sector. The book introduces basic theoretical material from a social science perspective and discusses how data are handled in GIS, what the standard commands within GIS packages are, and what they can offer in terms of spatial analysis. It covers the range of applications for which GIS has been primarily used in the social sciences, offering a global perspective of examples at a range of spatial scales. The book explores the use of GIS in crime, health, education, retail location, urban planning, transport, geodemographics, emergency planning and poverty/income inequalities. It is supplemented with practical activities and datasets that are linked to the content of each chapter and provided on an eResource page. The examples are written using ArcMap to show how the user can access data and put the theory in the textbook to applied use using proprietary GIS software. This book serves as a useful guide to a social science approach to GIS techniques and applications. It provides a range of modern applications of GIS with associated practicals to work through, and demonstrates how researcher and policy makers alike can use GIS to plan services more effectively. It will prove to be of great interest to geographers, as well as the broader social sciences, such as sociology, crime science, health, business and marketing.

    • Science

Spatial Uncertainty in Ecology

Implications for Remote Sensing and GIS Applications
Author: Carolyn T. Hunsaker,Michael F. Goodchild,Mark A. Friedl,Ted J. Case
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461302099
Category: Science
Page: 402
View: 7047
This is one of the first books to take an ecological perspective on uncertainty in spatial data. It applies principles and techniques from geography and other disciplines to ecological research, and thus delivers the tools of cartography, cognition, spatial statistics, remote sensing and computer sciences by way of spatial data. After describing the uses of such data in ecological research, the authors discuss how to account for the effects of uncertainty in various methods of analysis.

    • History

The Spatial Humanities

GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship
Author: David J. Bodenhamer,John Corrigan,Trevor M. Harris
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253355052
Category: History
Page: 203
View: 6457
Trevor M. Harris, Karen K. Kemp, Gary Lock, L. Jesse Rouse, and May Yuan. --Book Jacket.

    • Technology & Engineering

Spatial Analysis And GIS


Author: S Fotheringham,Peter Rogerson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482272466
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 296
View: 9718
Geographic information systems represent an exciting and rapidly expanding technology via which spatial data may be captured, stored, retrieved, displayed, manipulated and analysed. Applications of this technology include detailed inventories of land use parcels. Spatial patterns of disease, geodemographics, environmental management and macroscale inventories of global resources. The impetus for this book is the relative lack of research into the integration of spatial analysis and GIS, and the potential benefits in developing such an integration. From a GIS perspective, there is an increasing demand for systems that do something other than display and organize data. From a spatial analytical perspective, there are advantages to linking statistical methods and mathematical models to the database and display capabilities of a GIS. Although the GIS may not be absolutely necessary for spatial analysis, it can facilitate such an analysis and moreover provide insights that might otherwise have been missed. The contributions to the book tell us where we are and where we ought to be going. It suggests that the integration of spatial analysis and GIS will stimulate interest in quantitative spatial science, particularly exploratory and visual types of analysis and represents a unique statement of the state-of-the-art issues in integration and interface.

    • Technology & Engineering

Getting to Know Arcgis Pro


Author: Michael Law,Amy Collins
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589484573
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 450
View: 8089
First workbook for ArcGIS Pro, the most recent addition to the ArcGIS for Desktop suite of applications.

    • Business & Economics

Doing Development Research


Author: Vandana Desai,Rob Potter
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847877826
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
View: 8625
Doing Development Research is a comprehensive introduction to research in development studies, that provides thorough training for anyone carrying out research in developing countries. It brings together experts with extensive experience of overseas research, presenting an interdisciplinary guide to the core methodologies. Informed by years of research experience, Doing Development Research draws together many strands of action research and participatory methods, demonstrating their diverse applications and showing how they interrelate. The text provides: · an account of the theoretical approaches that underlie development work · an explanation of the practical issues involved in planning development research · a systematic overview of information and data collecting methods in three sub-sections: · methods of social research and associated forms of analysis · using existing knowledge and records · disseminating findings/research Using clear and uncomplicated language – illustrated with appropriate learning features throughout - the text guides the researcher through the choice of appropriate methods, the implementation of the research, and the communication of the findings to a range of audiences. This is the essential A-Z of development research.