"Big data is upon us. With the 'internet of things' now a reality, social scientists must get to grips with the complex network of location-based data in order to ask questions and address problems in an increasingly networked, globalizing world."
Professor David Abernathy, 2000 Geography Ph.D. graduate, recently published Using Geodata and Geolocation in the Social Sciences: Mapping Our Connected World. Abernathy is a Professor of Global Studies at Warren Wilson College, a liberal arts college in Asheville, North Carolina.
His book, published by Sage, provides important insights for social scientists to capture spatial data from sources such as GPS, twitter, and sensor networks, as well as visualizing data in QGIS, GRASS, and R.
For more information about the book, please click here.