• 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.

Capturing Absolute Location with the Global Positioning System
Capturing Absolute Location with the Global Positioning System
Overview

This chapter includes:

  • Geolocation with trilateration
  • Five practice exercises on GPS data on the internet

This chapter is the first of several in which you will begin working with geodata. Each of the remaining chapters in Part Two will introduce new tools for collecting absolute and relative location and will provide examples of how these tools can be used to incorporate geodata into your research. Links to the necessary software downloads, sample datasets, and examples of online data repositories will be provided. In this first “hands-on” chapter, we will briefly examine how absolute location data are produced by the Global Positioning System and look at some of the ways in which such ...

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