Geographic information systems and their application in the social sciences: A literature review

Ciro Radicelli García, Margarita Pomboza Floril, Patricio Villacrés Cevallos, Elba Bodero Poveda

Article ID: 1679
Vol 5, Issue 1, 2022, Article identifier:92-99

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This article presents a bibliographic review on the evolution of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their integration in the social sciences, which is important because the interrelation of these areas contributes to the knowledge of the people. In this sense, the objective was to contribute to the university academic knowledge, through the compilation, classification, analysis and synthesis of scientific works according to the subject treated. For this purpose, the historical, synthetic, dialectical, and analytical methods were used, with a descriptive and documentary type of research, obtaining as a result that the GIS are very useful in different fields of social sciences, ranging from archeology to sociology, including specific topics such as economics and criminology.


Geographic Information Systems; Social Sciences; Information and Communication Technologies

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