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The Routledge Companion to Spatial History

Edited by: Ian Gregory , Don DeBats , Don Lafreniere

Print publication date:  January  2018
Online publication date:  January  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138860148
eBook ISBN: 9781315099781
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315099781
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The Routledge Companion to Spatial History explores the full range of ways in which GIS can be used to study the past, considering key questions such as what types of new knowledge can be developed solely as a consequence of using GIS and how effective GIS can be for different types of research.

Global in scope and covering a broad range of subjects, the chapters in this volume discuss ways of turning sources into a GIS database, methods of analysing these databases, methods of visualising the results of the analyses, and approaches to interpreting analyses and visualisations. Chapter authors draw from a diverse collection of case studies from around the world, covering topics from state power in imperial China to the urban property market in nineteenth-century Rio de Janeiro, health and society in twentieth-century Britain and the demographic impact of the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915.

Critically evaluating both the strengths and limitations of GIS and illustrated with over two hundred maps and figures, this volume is an essential resource for all students and scholars interested in the use of GIS and spatial analysis as a method of historical research.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Re-focus on women in an industrial revolution Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Genealogical geography and the generational migration of Europeans to America Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Railroads and population distribution Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Enhancing life-courses Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Relating economic and demographic change in the United States from 1970 to 2012 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Mapping the American iron industry Download PDF
Chapter  7:  De Geer revisited Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Creating historical transportation shapefiles of navigable rivers, canals, and railroads for the United States before World War I Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Geographies of welfare in nineteenth-century England and Wales Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Spatial divisions of poverty and wealth Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Developing GIS maps for US cities in 1930 and 1940 Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Geodetic data and spatial photography Download PDF
Chapter  13:  ‘Kleindeutschland’, the Lower East Side in New York City at Tompkins Square in the 1880s Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Following workers of the industrial city across a decade Download PDF
Chapter  15:  ‘A city of the white race occupies its place’ Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Re-evaluating an environmental history icon Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The post, the railroad and the state Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Using GIS to transition from contemporary to historical geographical research Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Food, farms, and fish in Great Britain and France, 1860–1914 Download PDF
Chapter  20:  White maps and black votes Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The spatial history of state power Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Peasants and politics Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Mapping inequality Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Chasing Bakhtin’s ghost Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Urban property in nineteenth-century Rio de Janeiro Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Second Battle of Ypres and a northern English town Download PDF
Chapter  27:  GIS for cultural resources management in Alaska Download PDF
Chapter  28:  ‘Multiplicity embarrasses the eye’ Download PDF
Introduction_Part_5 Download PDF
Introduction_Part_1 Download PDF
Introduction_Part_3 Download PDF
Introduction_Part_4 Download PDF
Introduction_Part_2 Download PDF
Introduction_Part_6 Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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