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Gis a job: what use geographical information systems in spatial economics

  • Henry G. Overman

Geographical information systems (GIS) are used for inputting, storing, managing, analyzing and mapping spatial data. This article argues that each of these functions can help researchers interested in spatial economics. In addition, GIS provide access to new data that is both interesting in its own right, but also as a source of exogenous variation.

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Paper provided by London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library in its series LSE Research Online Documents on Economics with number 30784.

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Date of creation: Feb 2010
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Regional Science, February, 2010, 50(1), pp. 165-180. ISSN: 0022-4146
Handle: RePEc:ehl:lserod:30784
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