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'Gis a Job': What Use Geographical Information Systems in Spatial Economics?

Henry  Overman,  August 2009
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Keywords: GIS; spatial economics

JEL Classification: C80; C88; R00

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This Paper is published under the following series: SERC Discussion Papers
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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are used for inputting, storing, managing, analysing and mapping spatial data. This article argues that each of these functions can help researchers interested in spatial economics. In addition, GIS provide access to new data which is both interesting in its own right, but also as a source of exogenous variation.