Chapter 5. Spatial Location and Geographic Information Science

  1. Alastair Ruffell and
  2. Jennifer McKinley

Published Online: 14 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758854.ch5



How to Cite

Ruffell, A. and McKinley, J. (2008) Spatial Location and Geographic Information Science, in Geoforensics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470758854.ch5

Author Information

  1. Queen's University, Belfast, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2008
  2. Published Print: 18 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057346

Online ISBN: 9780470758854



  • spatial location and geographic location and crime;
  • geographic profiling and geographic information systems (GIS);
  • criminal data spatial disposition;
  • spatial data and GIS;
  • crime mapping and National Institute of Justice (NIJ)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Geographic location and crime

  • Spatial data and GIS

  • Spatial analysis within GIS

  • Use of Google Earth in criminal investigations