Global Positioning System: A Field Guide for the Social Sciences

Global Positioning System: A Field Guide for the Social Sciences

Author(s): John Spencer, Brian G. Frizzelle, Philip H. Page, John B. Vogler

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405101844

Online ISBN: 9780470693933

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693933

About this Book

Global Positioning System is the first book to guide social scientists with little or no mapping or GPS experience through the process of collecting field data from start to finish.


  • Takes readers step-by-step through the key stages of a GPS fieldwork project.
  • Explains complex background topics in clear, easy-to-understand language.
  • Provides simple guidelines for GPS equipment selection.
  • Provides practical solutions for real GPS data collection issues.
  • Offers a concise guide to using GPS-collected data within geographic information systems.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Understanding GPS

  2. Part II: Utilizing GPS

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