• 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.

Visualizing Data in Geographic Information Systems with QGIS
Visualizing Data in Geographic Information Systems with QGIS

This chapter includes:

  • Exercise 1: Download, view and query vector data
  • Exercise 2: Join tabular data to an existing shapefile
  • Exercise 3: Displaying coordinate data
  • Exercise 4: Introduction to vector geoprocessing
  • Exercise 5: Download, view and query raster data
  • Exercise 6: Creating raster data with heatmapping and spatial interpolation
  • Exercise 7: Creating a map layout with the QGIS print composer

We saw in the previous chapter that the physical world is increasingly being connected to the digital world, giving rise to the “internet of things.” Given our definition of the geoweb from Chapter 1a distributed digital network of geolocated nodes that capture, produce, and communicate data that include an explicitly spatial component – we can ...

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