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GIS and Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences, Coding, Mapping and Modeling

Robert Nash Parker
Emily K. Asencio
Book information

Publisher: Routledge (New York, NY)
Copyright year: 2008
ISBN: 9780415989626
Medium: Paperback
Includes: CD-ROM
Pages: 246
Out of print?: N
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I: Introduction to Geocoding and Mapping
How to Make a Pin Map | The Basics of Geocoding | Geocoding Addresses | Data Mining and GIS | Thematic Maps | Conclusion

II: Mapping for Analysis, Policy, and Decision Making
Basic Multivariate Displays | Mapping Rates | What is the Proper Unit of Analysis in GIS? | Dynamic Maps: Showing Change over Time | Multiple Variable Maps | Using Complex Maps to Simplify and Support Better Decision Making | Policies and Planning

III: Geospatial Modeling and GIS
Geospatial Modeling and GIS | The Meaning of Space in Causal Modeling | Measuring the Impact of Space and Spatial Relationships | Statistical Issues in Spatial Modeling | The Impact of Spatial Autocorrelations and Error Structures in Spatial Modeling | Statistical Modeling of Spatial Data | Types of Data Used in Spatial Models | Choosing Software to Estimate Spatial Models | Substantive Issues in Spatial Modeling | New Developments in Spatial Modeling | Conclusion

This book was written to provide sociologists, criminologists, political scientists, public health specialists, anthropologists, economists, historians, and other social scientists that deal with data linked to geographic units and space an introduction to Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, and spatial analysis and statistical modeling.

An accompanying DVD contains all of the databases and examples used in the book, additional examples and resources for GIS and spatial analysis in the social sciences. It also contains versions of S3, the spatial analysis software used in Section 3 of the book, and a trial version of Mathematica needed to run S3.

*Social Science
*Social Science > Geography and Cartography