Geographical Information Systems as a Tool for Exploring the Spatial Humanities

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620311
Title:
Geographical Information Systems as a Tool for Exploring the Spatial Humanities
Authors:
Murrieta-Flores, Patricia ( 0000-0001-9904-0288 ) ; Gregory, Ian
Abstract:
This chapter will introduce the basics of geographical information systems (GIS) for humanities scholarship. It will provide a brief overview of how using GIS software can help researchers understand the geographies within their sources. It will briefly introduce how GIS models features and places on the Earth’s surface so that the reader is gets a basic understanding of the core terminology associated with GIS. It will then talk through the basics of how a researcher gets their sources into GIS software; how they can query, integrate and analyse data within GIS; and how they can disseminate their results using maps and electronic outputs such as KML files that can be disseminated using Google Earth. The conclusion will look briefly at what a researcher can and cannot expect to gain from using GIS and stress that mapping is only a part of the research process – good at identifying and describing patterns but limited in its ability to explain them. The chapter will be include several diagrams and will be extensively referenced.
Affiliation:
University of Chester; Lancaster University
Citation:
Gregory, I. & Murrieta-Flores, P. (2016). Geographical information systems as a tool for exploring the spatial humanities. In C. Crompton, R. Lane, & R. Siemens (Eds.), Doing Digital Humanities: Practice, Training, Research. Oxford, United Kingdom: Routledge.
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication Date:
28-Jul-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620311
Additional Links:
https://www.routledge.com/Doing-Digital-Humanities-Practice-Training-Research/Crompton-Lane-Siemens/p/book/9781138899445; https://www.academia.edu/27811794/Geographical_Information_Systems_as_a_Tool_for_Exploring_the_Spatial_Humanities
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
9781315707860
Appears in Collections:
History and Archaeology

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorMurrieta-Flores, Patriciaen
dc.contributor.authorGregory, Ianen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T14:56:41Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-09T14:56:41Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-28-
dc.identifier.citationGregory, I. & Murrieta-Flores, P. (2016). Geographical information systems as a tool for exploring the spatial humanities. In C. Crompton, R. Lane, & R. Siemens (Eds.), Doing Digital Humanities: Practice, Training, Research. Oxford, United Kingdom: Routledge.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781315707860-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620311-
dc.description.abstractThis chapter will introduce the basics of geographical information systems (GIS) for humanities scholarship. It will provide a brief overview of how using GIS software can help researchers understand the geographies within their sources. It will briefly introduce how GIS models features and places on the Earth’s surface so that the reader is gets a basic understanding of the core terminology associated with GIS. It will then talk through the basics of how a researcher gets their sources into GIS software; how they can query, integrate and analyse data within GIS; and how they can disseminate their results using maps and electronic outputs such as KML files that can be disseminated using Google Earth. The conclusion will look briefly at what a researcher can and cannot expect to gain from using GIS and stress that mapping is only a part of the research process – good at identifying and describing patterns but limited in its ability to explain them. The chapter will be include several diagrams and will be extensively referenced.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/Doing-Digital-Humanities-Practice-Training-Research/Crompton-Lane-Siemens/p/book/9781138899445en
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.academia.edu/27811794/Geographical_Information_Systems_as_a_Tool_for_Exploring_the_Spatial_Humanitiesen
dc.subjectDigital Humanitiesen
dc.subjectSpatial Humanitiesen
dc.subjectHistoryen
dc.subjectArchaeologyen
dc.subjectliteratureen
dc.titleGeographical Information Systems as a Tool for Exploring the Spatial Humanitiesen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester; Lancaster Universityen
dc.date.accepted2016-04-29-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderEuropean Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)en
rioxxterms.identifier.project283850en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2216-12-31-
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