GIS and Demography: Methods, Analysis, Results

Submitted by Andy Anderson

A Five College GIS Day Presentation by

Dr. Ian Gregory

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Lancaster University

Demography is an important aspect of many areas of the social sciences and humanities. Geographic Information Systems provide a tool to integrate location with statistical data to extract significant observations about people's lives.

A map of the United Kingdom displaying population in the 1900s, in concentric buffers surrounding London.In this seminar for experienced users of GIS, the speaker will address how he uses this technology to explore changing historical demography through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a particular emphasis on infant mortality and changing geographical divides such as north-south and urban-rural.

Ian Gregory is the Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at Lancaster University, UK. He is the chief architect of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project, and has written extensively on applications of GIS in history and demography, including A Place in History: A Guide to Using GIS in Historical Research.

Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 10:30 AM

Amherst College, Valentine Hall, Mullins/Faerber Rooms

72° 30' 56" W, 42° 22' 22" N: General directions and maps

Free and open to the public.

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