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
     
 

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.

The book takes readers step-by-step through all the key stages of a GPS fieldwork project, covering planning, implementation, and data integration. For each phase, the authors

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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.

The book takes readers step-by-step through all the key stages of a GPS fieldwork project, covering planning, implementation, and data integration. For each phase, the authors supply clear and concise explanations of relevant technical topics, such as accuracy issues, the selection of appropriate GPS equipment, and the use of coordinate systems. Separate text boxes highlight important practical considerations and give sample solutions for real GPS data collection issues. Model checklists for project planning and equipment can be used as a basis for readers' own projects.

Researchers and students from fields as diverse as sociology, anthropology, geography, and public health will find this an invaluable resource.

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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