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Digital Research in Humanities and Social Sciences

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping Resources


"Geographic Information System (GIS ):a system designed to cap-ture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of geographical data"

"mapping :creating graphic representations of information using spatial relationships within the graphic to represent some relationships within the data. Also data mapping or establishing a relationship between a set of inputs and a set of permissible outputs with the property that each input is related to exactly one output"

Definitions are taken from the glossary in Gardiner, E & Musto, RG 2015, The digital humanities : a primer for students and scholars, New York, NY Cambridge University Press, retrieved October 7, 2020, from <>.