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The geographical underpinning of society and its radical transition *

David Rhind

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Maps and mapping are the manifestation of geography for the great bulk of the population. These play a key role in society and underpin many functions of the state. The situation is particularly ... More


The use and value of privacy-enhancing technologies

John Borking

in The glass consumer: Life in a surveillance society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347350
eISBN:
9781447303831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter focuses on one tool to protect consumers' information — privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs). It discusses how PETs might be employed pre-emptively to protect data. It explains that ... More


Passenger information systems

Carola Zurob, José Manuel Allard, Rosário Macário, Bernardo Garcia, and Camila Garcia

in Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid Transit: An international and interdisciplinary perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447326168
eISBN:
9781447326236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326168.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

A main success factor in the implementation of BRT systems is the user perception of the advantages of using it. Passenger information is a key tool to decrease the uncertainties of a journey on ... More


Information Systems

Benjamin C. Alamar

in Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the design of information systems. A high-quality information system is essential in order to meet the two main goals of an analytics program: to provide new, actionable ... More


Introduction to Sports Analytics

Benjamin C. Alamar

in Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, to help teams and other organizations recognize the opportunities for competitive advantage that a strong analytics program can provide. ... More


The challenge of profiling communities

Martin Frost and Gillian Harper

in The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does area-based early intervention work?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349507
eISBN:
9781447303909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349507.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter describes the use that was made of the Geographical Information System (GIS) to identify young children living in the Sure Start Local Programme (SSLP) neighbourhoods to take part in the ... More


Using Geographic Information Systems to Study Race, Crime, and Policing

Matt R. Nobles

in Race, Ethnicity, and Policing: New and Essential Readings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776155
eISBN:
9780814777480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776155.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses how geographic information systems (GIS) have become indispensable in the study of policing. It describes the history of recognizing the importance of place and crime, arguing ... More


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