WIT Press


GIS In Quantitative Geographical Analysis

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MIS000171

Volume

24

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

827 kb

Author(s)

F.J. Tapiador & J.L. Casanova

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explain and discuss the role of GIS in quantitative geographical analysis. Special interest has been placed in offering a complete scheme of quantitative geographical analysis and GIS tools to develop this within the field of locational analysis as well as showing a theoretical framework for this kind of study. This theoretical framework comes from a mathematical conceptualisation of geographical space, and provides the appropriate numerical tools in each case. GIS-Remote Sensing-Statistical Methods relationships are studied, as is the probabilistic approach to some geographical problems, considering the connection with GIS. Finally, some GIS requirements in relation to geographical analysis are laid out, with some considerations on the prospects in the near future. 1 Introduction It can be sai

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