Global Positioning System: A Field Guide for the Social Sciences / Edition 1

Global Positioning System: A Field Guide for the Social Sciences / Edition 1

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

ISBN-10: 1405101857

ISBN-13: 9781405101851

Pub. Date: 08/25/2003

Publisher: Wiley

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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405101851
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/25/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Acknowledgements.

1. Introduction.

Part I: Understanding GPS.

2. Why Use GPS?.

3. What Is GPS?.

4. Coordinate Systems And Datums.

5. GPS Considerations: Getting Started.

Part II: Utilizing GPS.

6. Developing A GPS Project.

7. Project Fundamentals.

8. Fieldwork Planning And Preparations: Data And Methods.

9. Fieldwork Planning And Preparations: Field Resources.

10. Fieldwork Planning And Preparations: Data Quality And Logistics.

11. Transitioning To Fieldwork.

12. Post-Fieldwork Processing.

13. Utilizing GPS Data Within Geographic Information Systems.

14. Conclusion.

References Cited.

Appendix A: GPS Manufacturers.

Appendix B: Sample Field Instrument.

Appendix C: UTM Zones.

Index.

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