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Quantitative Geography

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  • Alan T. Murray
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    This paper provides an overview of quantitative geography. In addition to discussing what quantitative geography is, the paper details the methods that have come to define it. Six broad categories are used to discuss the range of methods found in quantitative geography: geographic information systems; airborne sensing (global positioning system, photogrammetry, and remote sensing); statistics and exploratory spatial data analysis; mathematics and optimization; regional analysis; and computer science and simulation. Particular emphasis is given to the state of the art in each area and the contributions of geographers, with associated discussion on major unresolved issues and future research directions. Copyright (c) 2010, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Journal of Regional Science.

    Volume (Year): 50 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 143-163

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    1. Thomas Vanoutrive, 2011. "Making maps in word and powerpoint Why do regional scientists not draw conclusions?," ERSA conference papers ersa10p882, European Regional Science Association.
    2. Luís Aguiar-Conraria & Pedro Magalhães & Maria Soares, 2013. "The nationalization of electoral cycles in the United States: a wavelet analysis," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 156(3), pages 387-408, September.

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