Academic journal article Geography

Geocomputation: A Practical Primer

Academic journal article Geography

Geocomputation: A Practical Primer

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Geocomputation: A practical primer Chris Brunsdon and Alex Singleton London: Sage, 2015 Pb: 369pp, 170x240mm £35.99, ISBN 978-1-4462-7293-0

Geocomputation: A practical primer provides a thorough introduction to a comprehensive portfolio of key techniques and applications in geospatial analysis. The book offers a diverse assortment of chapters which discuss the most prevalent fields and methods in geocomputation today. Each of contribution is authored by academic specialists who share a common interest in harnessing computing and bespoke software to solve spatial problems.

Geocomputation is perhaps more relevant today than ever before given that the past decade has seen a resurgence in the popularity of coding languages which have unshackled analysts from the restrictive capacities of conventional GIS packages. Within academia, especially, many developments in geocomputation have utilised open-source software and this book therefore rather appropriately uses such software in most of its demonstrations. …

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