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Lost in space, or confessions of an accidental geographer

Lost in space, or confessions of an accidental geographer <jats:p> This article reflects on the author's experience with historical GIS during the research of his 2008 manuscript Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City. It assesses, in turn, the utility of maps and their role in historical research and writing; the investigatory and explanatory potential of historical GIS; and some of the limits and pitfalls of historical mapping. </jats:p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Edinburgh University Press

Lost in space, or confessions of an accidental geographer

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Edinburgh University Press and the Association for History and Computing 2011
Subject
Historical Studies
ISSN
1753-8548
eISSN
1755-1706
DOI
10.3366/ijhac.2011.0018
Publisher site
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Abstract

<jats:p> This article reflects on the author's experience with historical GIS during the research of his 2008 manuscript Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City. It assesses, in turn, the utility of maps and their role in historical research and writing; the investigatory and explanatory potential of historical GIS; and some of the limits and pitfalls of historical mapping. </jats:p>

Journal

International Journal of Humanities and Arts ComputingEdinburgh University Press

Published: Mar 1, 2011

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