Электронная книга: Danny Dorling «The Visualization of Spatial Social Structure»

The Visualization of Spatial Social Structure

How do you draw a map of 100,000 places, of more than a million flows of people, of changes over time and space, of different kinds of spaces, surfaces and volumes, from human travel time to landscapes of hopes, fears, migration, manufacturing and mortality? How do you turn the millions of numbers concerning some of the most important moments of our lives into images that allow us to appreciate the aggregate while still remembering the detail? The visualization of spatial social structure means, literally, making visible the geographical patterns to the way our lives have come to be socially organised, seeing the geography in society. To a statistical readership visualization implies using data. More widely defined it implies freeing our imaginations. The Visualization of Spatial Social Structure introduces the reader to new ways of thinking about how to look at social statistics, particularly those about people in places. The author presents a unique combination of statistical focus and understanding of social structures and innovations in visualization, describing the rationale for, and development of, a new way of visualizing information in geographical research. These methods are illustrated through extensive full colour graphics; revealing mistakes, techniques and discoveries which present a picture of a changing political and social geography. More complex aspects on the surface of social landscapes are revealed with sculptured symbols allowing us to see the relationships between the wood and the trees of social structure. Today's software can be so flexible that these techniques can now be emulated without coding. This book centres on a particular place and time; 1980s Britain, and a particular set of records; routine social statistics. A great deal of information about the 80s'social geography of Britain is contained within databases such as the population censuses, surveys and administrative data. Following the release of the 2011 census, now is a good time to look back at the past to introduce many new visualization techniques that could be used by future researchers.

Издательство: "John Wiley&Sons Limited"

ISBN: 9781118354001

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Danny Dorling

Daniel Dorling
Nationality British
Fields Geography
Institutions University of Sheffield 
University of Bristol
University of Canterbury
University of Leeds
University of Newcastle
Alma mater University of Newcastle (BSc Hons., PhD)

Daniel Dorling, frequently referred to as Danny Dorling, is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield.[1] He is also a Professor at University of Canterbury and in the Department of Social Medicine of the University of Bristol.



Born in 1968, Dorling graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geography, Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Newcastle in 1989 and completed a PhD in the Visualization of Spatial Social Structure under the supervision of Stan Openshaw in 1991. He then taught at the University of Bristol and was appointed Chair of Quantitative Human Geography at the University of Leeds.

Since 2003 he has been a Professor of Human Geography based at the University of Sheffield.[2] He has mapped (mainly using cartograms), analysed and commented upon UK demographic statistics. Many of his published papers, commentaries and reports are freely available online.[3] In 2005 he started the Internet-based Worldmapper which now has about 700 world maps and spreadsheets of international statistics. He has been on radio, television and in newspaper articles [4]


In commenting on a map produced by Dorling showing the North-South divide in the United Kingdom,[5] Simon Jenkins described Dorling as "geographer royal by appointment to the left".[6]

In April 2010, an editorial in The Guardian was entitled "In Praise of Danny Dorling".[7]






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