publication . Book . 1994

The use of geographical information systems in socio-economic studies

Daplyn, P.; Cropley, J.; Treagust, S.; Gordon, A.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 1994
  • Publisher: Natural Resources Institute
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Geographical information systems (GIS) have found wide and growing applications, as digital remote-sensing data and computer technology have become more sophisticated, more easily available and less expensive. NRI recently undertook preliminary research into potential socio-economic applications of GIS. The feasibility of utilizing spatial data, available in GIS, to model socio-economic relationships was examined. It included the following steps: (a) identification of hypothetical relationships between socio-economic variables and location-specific variables; (b) investigation of data sets that might permit the socio-economic variables to be modelled as a functi...
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