• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Mapping the Emerging Internet of Things
Mapping the Emerging Internet of Things

This chapter includes:

  • The internet of things on the geoweb
  • Three practice exercises on viewing and capturing spatial data from the internet of things
  • Four practice exercises on creating sensor data using Arduino

A quick browse of the aisles of almost any electronics retailer makes it quite clear that the age of the “connected home” is upon us. Your home’s thermostat, lighting, security system, and some appliances can be linked to your internet router and controlled wirelessly from a computer or smartphone. You can monitor the soil moisture of your houseplants or garden, receive an alert when motion is detected inside your house while you are away, and arrange to have your home set the temperature, lighting, ...

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