Islamic Area Studies with Geographical Information Systems by Atsuyuki Okabe

By Atsuyuki Okabe

During this quantity the members use Geographical info structures (GIS) to think again either old and modern Asian international locations and commonly Islamic components. This hugely illustrated and complete paintings highlights how GIS may be utilized to the social sciences. With its description of the way to approach, build and deal with geographical facts the booklet is perfect for the non-specialist trying to find a brand new and clean method to method Islamic region experiences.

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2000). html). Although many advanced methods for spatial analysis are available nowadays, these methods are not always sufficient for dealing with geographical data in Islamic area studies, and in particular historical geographical data. 18 An intersection search operation. used in natural sciences, data used in Islamic area studies are often ambiguous or inaccurate. For example, old maps and documents are often difficult to read. The application of advanced methods to these data sometimes leads to misleading conclusions, because almost all of the methods for spatial analysis assume accurate data.

48 & 49, pp. 681–718. Thurston, E. (1909) Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Madras: Government Press. 28 3 CONSTRUCTING SPATIAL DATABASES FROM MAPS A case in historical studies Sadahiro Yukio Introduction The first step in using geographical information systems (GIS), in any application, is to obtain spatial data that are suitable for the user’s purpose (see Chapter 1). Until recently, however, data acquisition was not easy using GIS for the following reasons: (1) the necessary spatial data were often unavailable; (2) spatial data were usually expensive to obtain; and (3) the construction of a spatial database took quite a long time.

48 & 49, pp. 681–718. Thurston, E. (1909) Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Madras: Government Press. 28 3 CONSTRUCTING SPATIAL DATABASES FROM MAPS A case in historical studies Sadahiro Yukio Introduction The first step in using geographical information systems (GIS), in any application, is to obtain spatial data that are suitable for the user’s purpose (see Chapter 1). Until recently, however, data acquisition was not easy using GIS for the following reasons: (1) the necessary spatial data were often unavailable; (2) spatial data were usually expensive to obtain; and (3) the construction of a spatial database took quite a long time.

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