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  • Title Locating Religious Sites at the Local Level
    Author Peter Bol
    Organization Harvard University
    Format DOC
    Date 2012-03-17
    Language English
    Source Presentation at the AAS 2012 Annual Meeting in Toronto, March 17, 2012
    Description Local gazetteers provide extensive data on the location of religious sites in a locale. Typically entries include a name, a date of founding, and a location given in terms of direction and distance from the administrative seat. Because distances are travel distances and directions are limited to the eight compass headings, these data have rarely been used in spatial analysis at the local level. This paper shows that a GIS approach that takes many approximate data points into account can in fact establish important changes over time, changes that tell us something about the changing relationship between religious foundations and the state.
    Contact pkbol@fas.harvard.edu
    File Name 201203201332311735.doc
    Last Updated 2012-03-20
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