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Spatial technology: The hard side of soft science

When: Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Room 0016, Bernard Price Building
Start time:13:15

The next Geospatial Sciences seminar will be presented by Dr Gina Wei-Smith from the Human Sciences Research Council.

The use of geographic information system (GIS) in social sciences is often limited to creating maps. Although this adds great understanding about phenomena like crime, poverty and education, there is much more to explore. This presentation will focus on the value and understanding that spatial statistics and modelling can add to socio-economic issues. Topical issues like unemployment, migration and poverty will be explored to identify for example spatial clusters and spatial groups in the data. This will illustrate the value-add of GIS technology to socio-economic challenges.

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