Role of Geographic Information Systems in the Social Sciences

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There has been growing interest in application of GIS in social sciences recently. The intent of this presentation is to provide an introduction to the role of GIS in social sciences. GIS can play various roles in social science research such as geovisualization, spatiotemporal analysis, information integration and geographically weighted regression. Some examples of GIS projects will also be discussed. Additionally, the audience will be introduced to geocoding and custom geocoding programming along with a list of available GIS and non-GIS data sources.
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