Chapter 13. Visualization, Data Sharing and Metadata

  1. Martin Dodge Lecturer curator2,
  2. Mary McDerby Visualization Support Officer3 and
  3. Martin Turner PhD Visualization Team Leader3
  1. Humphrey Southall Reader

Published Online: 6 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987643.ch13

Geographic Visualization: Concepts, Tools and Applications

Geographic Visualization: Concepts, Tools and Applications

How to Cite

Southall, H. (2008) Visualization, Data Sharing and Metadata, in Geographic Visualization: Concepts, Tools and Applications (eds M. Dodge, M. McDerby and M. Turner), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987643.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK

  2. 3

    Research Computing Services, University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Geography, University of Portsmouth, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 18 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470515112

Online ISBN: 9780470987643



  • SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences);
  • Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) and statistical visualization control;
  • DDI aggregate data extension and nCube;
  • DDI and aggregate data extension;
  • visualization, data sharing and metadata;
  • Great Britain Historical GIS;
  • Vision of Britain and nCubes ‘population pyramids’;
  • DDI-based visualization


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The data documentation initiative and the aggregate data extension

  • Implementing the DDI within the GB Historical GIS

  • Driving visualization in Vision of Britain

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References