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Global Positioning System : a field guide for the social sciences

Author: John Spencer; et al
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Spencer; et al
ISBN: 1405101849 9781405101844 1405101857 9781405101851
OCLC Number: 50948425
Description: xii, 218 : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Understanding GPS --
Why use GPS? --
What is GPS? --
Coordinate systems and datums --
GPS considerations: getting started --
Part II: Utilizing GPS --
Developing a GPS project --
Project fundamentals --
Fieldwork planning and preparations: data and methods --
Fieldwork planning and preparations: field resources --
Fieldwork planning and preparations: data quality and logistics --
Transitioning to fieldwork --
Post-fieldwork processing --
Utilizing GPS data within geographic information systems --
Conclusion --
GPS manufacturers --
Simple field instrument --
UTM zones.
Responsibility: John Spencer ... [et al.].

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"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."--BOOK JACKET.

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