Urban Social Maps, an interesting publication

Just when we are in a time when the real scope of international cooperation for development and the efforts of each country to order their goal to improve the quality of life of citizens becomes questionable, a second edition, Application CD of the publication Urban Social Maps. In this, the current possibilities for the study of the socio-spatial differentiation of the population in the urban space are discussed, focusing on the models developed to study the cities of Latin America.
This publication is interesting, as it is a clear example of how the geospatial subject finds niche in a field where the professionals of the social area, accustomed to the model synthesis from an abstract point of view, in the qualitative aspect, leading them to mathematical methods that they represent spatially
The methodology of quantitative spatial analysis developed in the field of Geography is now available to everyone through the use of current digital technologies - mainly Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Space Decision Support Systems ( SADE) -, therefore, it becomes necessary an important theoretical-methodological basis for the interpretation of the results.
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The treatment of socio-spatial data through the calculation of indices for the study of the segregation of population groups, the exploratory analysis of spatial data, the analysis of spatial autocorrelation, the correlation analysis and the obtaining of homogeneous areas (spatial typologies) through Of the Average Index Value, Linkage Analysis, Factor Analysis and Cluster Analysis apply to different case studies.
The theories analyzed and the methodologies that accompany them have been applied in several intermediate cities of Argentina (Bahía Blanca, Luján, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Neuquén, Posadas, Resistencia, Santa Fe, San Juan, San Miguel de Tucumán, San Salvador de Jujuy, Tandil and Trelew) and large cities of Latin America (Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile and San Pablo), used as empirical material for the development of a synthesis: the conceptual-spatial model of the city from Latin America.
The book shows how urban social maps become important instruments in advancing the comprehension and socio-spatial planning of every city.

Authors of the applications:

Susana Aneas, Claudia A. Baxendale, Gustavo D. Buzai, Julieta Dalla Torre, Vilma Lilián Falcon, Nidia Formiga, Manuel Fuenzalida, Armando García de León, GESIG-PRODISIG, Matías Ghilardi, Néstor Javier Gómez, María Elina Gudiño, Sigrun Kanitscheider, Santiago Linares, Patricia I. Lucero, Mariana Marcos, Aníbal M. Mignone, Rainaldo Paul Pérez Machado, Juan J. Natera Rivas, María Belén Prieto, Liliana Ramírez, Violeta S. Kubrusly, Celia Torrens, José E. Torres, Guillermo A. Velazquez and Ligia Barrozo.

CD Coordinators Applications:

Mariana Marcos and Gustavo Buzai


Foreword. Prof. Dr. Axel Borsdorf (Institute für Geographie, Universität Innsbruck)

Part I. Theoretical Aspects of Urban Socio-Spatial Differentiation

Chapter 1: Paradigms

Chapter 2: Urban Models

Part II. Methodology of quantitative spatial analysis

Chapter 3: Data, cartography and indexes

Chapter 4: Associations

Chapter 5: Classifications

Chapter 6: Multivariate Spatial Analysis

Part III. Application to the urban socio-spatial situation and modeling syntheses

Chapter 7: Synthesis of Applications (13 Intermediate Size Cities of Argentina / 4 Large Latin American Cities)

Chapter 8: Conceptual-spatial model

Part IV. Final Considerations

Chapter 9: Urban social maps, cynical-methodological synthesis-Promptness


CD Applications (Coordinators: Mariana Marcos and Gustavo Buzai)

Where to buy the book: Publishing place

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