Using Geodata and Geolocation in the Social Sciences
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Using Geodata and Geolocation in the Social Sciences
Mapping our Connected World

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© 2017 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Using Geodata and Geolocation in the Social Sciences: Mapping our Connected World provides an engaging and accessible introduction to the Geoweb with clear, step-by-step guides for:

  • Capturing Geodata from sources including GPS, sensor networks and Twitter
  • Visualizing Geodata using programmes including QGIS, GRASS and R

Featuring colour images, practical exercises and a companion website packed with resources, this book is the perfect guide for students and teachers looking to incorporate location-based data into their social science research.

 
Introduction: The Power of Where
 
A Brief History of the Geoweb
 
“Big Geodata”: Managing Spatial Data in a Connected Age
 
Citizen Cartographers: Neogeography, VGI and the Democratization of Data Production
 
Challenges of the Geoweb: Data Accuracy, Privacy, and Surveillance
 
Introduction to Geodata: Types of Geodata; [see p. 9] How do we Identify and Gather Location-Based Data?
 
Capturing Absolute Location with the Global Positioning System
 
Geocoding, Geotagging & Geoparsing
 
Social Media Geodata: Capturing Location-Based Twitter Data
 
Mapping the Emerging Internet of Things
 
Visualizing Data in Geographic Information Systems with QGIS
 
Working with Geodata in GRASS
 
Working with Geodata in R
 
Web Mapping
 
Epilogue: Weaving the Geoweb

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Social Media Geodata: Capturing Location-based Twitter Data


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