© 1978

Spatial representation and spatial interaction

  • Ian Masser
  • Peter J. B. Brown

Part of the Studies in applied regional science book series (SARS, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Spatial representation and spatial interaction: an overview

    1. Ian Masser, Peter J. B. Brown
      Pages 1-23
  3. Multi-Criteria Aggregation Problems

  4. Multi-Level Specification Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Ian Masser, Jan Scheurwater
      Pages 151-172
    3. Ian Masser, Peter J. B. Brown
      Pages 205-206
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 207-216

About this book


In recent years the development of spatial referencing techniques in com­ puter-based information systems has enormously increased the opportuni­ ties that exist for the treatment and presentation of both point and interaction data. The extent of this increase has drawn attention to the need for special aggregation and clustering procedures to be developed which enable data to be grouped in an efficient way for analytical pur­ poses with a minimum loss of detail. In the case of interaction data, economy of representation is particularly important as the analysis is further complicated by the two-way directionality that is inherent in each data set. Procedural rules of this kind are needed not only for descriptive analy­ sis and spatial accounting but also for hypothesis testing and the develop­ ment of operational models of spatial interaction. Yet the importance of spatial representation in this kind of research has only recently been fully understood. The first generation of urban development models that were developed in Europe and North America during the 1960's often treated matters of zoning system specification very casually, even though in some cases this imposed severe limits on the interpretation of their findings and it was not until the Centre for Environmental Studies/Cheshire project (Barras et al. , 1971) that a serious attempt was made to put forward general principles which could be used as guidelines in future work.


Distribution accounting economy population rating

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Masser
    • 1
  • Peter J. B. Brown
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Utrechtthe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of LiverpoolEngland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Spatial representation and spatial interaction
  • Editors I. Masser
    P. Brown
  • Series Title Studies in applied regional science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-207-0717-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-4067-6
  • Series ISSN 0924-6029
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 216
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economics, general
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