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DH Answers! :) </p> saschmidt8 on "Reading recommendations for a GIS newbie?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/reading-recommendations-for-a-gis-newbie#post-948 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 22:46:41 +0000 saschmidt8 948@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>Hi Eric</p> <p>I'd recommend the following books and taking a look at the bibliography and resources pages on the HGIS website</p> <p><a href="http://www.hgis.org.uk/bibliography.htm" rel="nofollow">http://www.hgis.org.uk/bibliography.htm</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hgis.org.uk/resources.htm" rel="nofollow">http://www.hgis.org.uk/resources.htm</a></p> <p>Gregory, Ian N. and Paul S. Ell. Historical GIS: Technologies, Methodologies, and Scholarship. Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography. 2007</p> <p>Sinton, Diana Stuart and Jennifer J. Lund Understanding Place: GIS and Mapping Across the Curriculm ESRI Press, 2006.</p> <p>Also though I haven't had a chance to read it yet, I think the following book may also be of interest</p> <p>Bodenhamer, David J. et al The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship Indiana U. Press, 2010</p> <p>Sara Schmidt </p> Kelly Johnston on "Reading recommendations for a GIS newbie?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/reading-recommendations-for-a-gis-newbie#post-917 Mon, 24 Jan 2011 02:25:21 +0000 Kelly Johnston 917@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p><em>Replying to @Alex Galarza's <a href="http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/reading-recommendations-for-a-gis-newbie#post-907">post</a>:</em><br /> ArcGIS is the most widely-used GIS software, but qGIS is an ever-improving alternative. </p> Alex Galarza on "Reading recommendations for a GIS newbie?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/reading-recommendations-for-a-gis-newbie#post-907 Sat, 22 Jan 2011 17:52:09 +0000 Alex Galarza 907@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p><em>Replying to @Kelly Johnston's <a href="http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/reading-recommendations-for-a-gis-newbie#post-852">post</a>:</em></p> <p>I found this post very helpful to wet my beak with some reading. After reading from a few of your links, I was wondering if you might be able to answer a follow-up question: My adviser asked if I was familiar enough with GIS to produce maps for his manuscript, to which I replied no. Is there a standard for historians and anthropologists using GIS to produce maps for their books? Is it qGIS? Should I start with qGIS and move onto something else if I want to do my own maps for my own dissertation in the years to come? Thanks! </p> Kelly Johnston on "Reading recommendations for a GIS newbie?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/reading-recommendations-for-a-gis-newbie#post-852 Wed, 22 Dec 2010 21:45:30 +0000 Kelly Johnston 852@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>Hi Eric,</p> <p>A few suggestions:<br /> An engaging mappy introduction to GIS and its application: <a HREF="http://maptogether.org/nonprofit-mapping">Maptogether</a></p> <p>David Rumsey’s take on historical maps in GIS: <a HREF="http://www.davidrumsey.com/gis/ch01.pdf ">Rumsey</a></p> <p>A gentle (and excellent) introduction to GIS with examples using qGIS, one of the best free open source GIS packages: <a HREF="http://download.osgeo.org/qgis/doc/manual/qgis-1.0.0_a-gentle-gis-introduction_en.pdf">qGIS</a></p> <p>Real world issues of cartography and presentation: <a HREF="http://www.shadedrelief.com/bubble/patterson_cp65.pdf">Cartographic Perspectives</a></p> <p>Librarians' lists of best GIS resources: <a HREF="http://presentations.ala.org/images/e/e8/GIS_Program_Top_5_Resources.pdf">Top 5 GIS Resources</a></p> <p>The Bigger Picture: Maps are not the world, they are propositions: <a HREF="http://makingmaps.owu.edu/this_is_not_krygier_wood.pdf">This Is Not The World</a></p> <p>Kelly Johnston </p> Eric Johnson on "Reading recommendations for a GIS newbie?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/reading-recommendations-for-a-gis-newbie#post-851 Wed, 22 Dec 2010 18:53:12 +0000 Eric Johnson 851@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>I had a fantastic introduction to GIS at Friday's BootCamp at <a href="http://virginia2010.thatcamp.org/">THATCamp Virginia</a>. Are there any books you would recommend to help orient someone very enthusiastic about but new to GIS?</p> <p>I just snagged Anne Knowles' <em>Placing History : How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS are Changing Historical Scholarship</em> out of the library here, but that's focused of course on a specific kind of application of GIS. </p> <p>Any and all advice is definitely very welcome! </p>