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Using online maps for sociological and marketing research


Győző Horváth and Ádám Tarcsi

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Purpose and contents of the module

This modul is positioned to the boundary region of three different discipline: informatics, cartography and sociology. It aims to introduce the reader to the creation of online maps. After speaking about the technology used in online maps, it gives some ideas and tools to easily create online maps for example for sociological researches. The main body of the curriculum introduces popular online map APIs mainly from the informatics point of view.

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Units of the module


  1. Introduction to GIS applications and technologies behind them
  2. Some ideas for using GIS applications
  3. Creating online maps with high level tools
  4. Creating GIS applications with online map APIs

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online map, web cartography, openlayers, google maps, sociology

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