In this volume the contributors use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to reassess both historic and contemporary Asian countries and traditionally Islamic areas. This highly illustrated and comprehensive work highlights how GIS can be applied to the social sciences. With its description of how to process, construct and manage geographical data the book is ideal for the non-specialist looking for a new and refreshing way to approach Islamic area studies.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgements 1. Introducing Geographic Information Systems in Islamic Area Studies Part 1: Spatial Data Construction and a Method for Preliminary Analysis 2. Constructing Spatial Databases from Old Paper Documents 3. Construction Spatial Databases from Old Maps: A Case in Historical Studies 4. An Exploratory Method for Discovering Qualitatively Changed Areas Using Low Resolution Remotely Sensed Data: A Case in the Persian Gulf Area during 1982-1993 5. Estimating Land Use using High Resolution Remotely Sensed Data (Landsat TM): A Case Study in Ponneri, India Part 2: Regional Analysis 6. Islamic Rule and Local Society in Eighteenth-Century South India 7. Modelling the Spatial Structure of the Administrative System in Ponneri, India, during the late Eighteenth-Century 8. The Ferghana Project: Central Asian Area Studies with GIS 9. The Use of GIS to Locate Abandoned Villages Listed in the Temettuat Registers of Balikesire County, Anatolia Part 3: Urban Analysis 10. The Spatial Structure of Commercial Areas in Turkey and other Islamic Countries 11. The Water Supplies and Public Fountains in Istanbul Part 4: Network Analysis with Space Syntax 12. Application of GIS to Network Analysis: Characterization of Traditional Turkish Urban Street Networks 13. A Three-Dimensional Analysis of the Street Network in Istanbul: An Extension of Space Syntax using GIS 14. The Space Occupied by Marketplaces and their Societies in the Islamic World - With Particular Reference to Isfahan and Istanbul Part 5: Three-Dimensional Spatial Analysis 15. Three-Dimensional View Analysis using GIS: The Locational Tendency of Mosques in Bursa, Turkey 16. An Analysis on the Visibility of Minarets in Sana's Old City of Yemen Index
Atsuyuki Okabe is Professor at the Department of Urban Engineering and Director of the Center for Spatial Information Science at the University of Tokyo.