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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.

Web Mapping
Web Mapping

This chapter includes:

While desktop GIS software has become increasingly popular in the last several years (and, thanks to open source, accessible and affordable), it still tends to be relegated to a subset of individuals with specific outcomes in mind and with a certain level of expertise with the software. Using maps on the web, on the other hand, is a near-ubiquitous practice among those with access to the internet. Turn-by-turn GPS navigation, viewing one’s backyard in ...

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