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Global Positioning System A Field Guide for the Social Sciences

by John Spencer, Brian G. Frizzelle, Philip H. Page, John B. Vogler

Global Positioning System A Field Guide for the Social Sciences Synopsis

Global Positioning System is the first book to guide social scientists with little or no mapping or GPS experience through the process of collecting field data from start to finish. * Takes readers step--by--step through the key stages of a GPS fieldwork project. * Explains complex background topics in clear, easy--to--understand language. * Provides simple guidelines for GPS equipment selection. * Provides practical solutions for real GPS data collection issues. * Offers a concise guide to using GPS--collected data within geographic information systems.

Global Positioning System A Field Guide for the Social Sciences Press Reviews

An invaluable resource for social, economic or health researchers and practitioners who want to add a geographic component to their work. (Uwe Deichmann, Development Research Group, World Bank) This information will help users collect data at an appropriate level of accuracy in the most effcient manner. This nuts--and--bolts approach addresses such topics as training field--workers; creating equipment checklists; logistics; and safety in the field. (ArcUser, October -- December 2004) An excellent introduction and field guide on GPS for the social sciences ... The book makes a valuable addition to any reference collection on geographical research. (Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405101851
Publication date: 17th June 2003
Author: John Spencer, Brian G. Frizzelle, Philip H. Page, John B. Vogler
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 232 pages
Categories: Social research & statistics, Geographical information systems (GIS) & remote sensing,

About John Spencer, Brian G. Frizzelle, Philip H. Page, John B. Vogler

John Spencer is Assistant Director for Spatial Analysis in the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Brian G. Frizzelle is Research Associate and Senior Spatial Analyst in the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. John B. Vogler is Spatial Information Technology Specialist in the Research Program at the East--West Center, Hawaii, USA. Philip H. Page is Director for the Spatial Analysis Unit in the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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