Ian N. Gregory

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The last 10 years have seen a sudden rise in interest in the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in historical research. This has led to a fi eld that has become known as ‘historical GIS’. This development started in the more quantitative ends of the discipline but has spread to encompass qualitative research as well. Interest in historical GIS is(More)
Although the first censuses were the only practical means of surveying a nation’s population, the development of sample survey methodologies means censuses are increasingly justified by the specifically geographical detail they uniquely provide. The same is arguably true of historical census studies: a two per cent sample taken from many millions is quite(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the geographical relation between mortality and deprivation in England and Wales at the start of the 20th and 21st centuries. To explore the evidence for a strengthening or weakening of this relation over the century and test for relations between the mortality and deprivation patterns of a century ago and modern mortality and causes(More)
This paper is concerned with very long-terms trends in poverty and inequality in England and Wales over the last century. It seeks, in particular, to provide a tentative quantitative answer to the question of whether relative poverty has become more or less extreme geographically (Dorling and Woodward 1996). Such a study is only possible through the(More)
The challenge for digital historians is deceptively simple: it is to do good history that combines the computer’s ability to search and summarize, with the researcher’s ability to interpret and argue. This involves both developing an understanding of how to use digital sources appropriately, and more importantly, using digital sources and methods to deliver(More)
In order to better support the text mining of historical texts, we propose a combination of complementary techniques from Geographical Information Systems, computational and corpus linguistics. In previous work, we have described this as `visual gisting' to extract important themes from text and locate those themes on a map representing geographical(More)
Thomas Gray, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Geographical Information Systems: A Literary GIS of Two Lake District Tours Ian N. Gregory and David Cooper Abstract: There have been growing calls to develop the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) across the humanities. For this shift to take place, two things must be demonstrated: firstly, that it is(More)