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Historical GIS Research in Canada.


Historical GIS Research in Canada

Edited by Jennifer Bonnell and Marcel Fortin

Univ. of Calgary Press


322 pages


Canadian History and Environment Series


Bonnell and Fortin present this volume on the use of GIS for historical geography research in Canada. Each chapter describes a specific research project and illustrates the contribution of GIS to gathering historical data. Several projects pertain to mapping natural formations in relation to local history, such as the Don Valley watershed, the Ottawa urban forest, and the St. Lawrence estuary, as well as studies focusing on social phenomena such as fuel usage, agriculture locations, and dynamics of race, ethnicity, and religion. Each chapter is illustrated with selected map data, and discusses the interplay of GIS, conventional library resources, and other techniques used, with attention to epistemological implications. Distributed by Michigan State University Press.

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Date:Apr 1, 2014
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