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Design of Homogeneous Territorial Units: A Methodological Proposal

  • Juan Carlos Duque
  • Raul Ramos Lobo
  • Jordi Surinach Caralt

    (Universitat de Barcelona)

One of the main questions to solve when analysing geographically added information consists of the design of territorial units adjusted to the objectives of the study. This is related with the reduction of the effects of the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem (MAUP). In this paper an optimisation model to solve regionalisation problems is proposed. This model seeks to reduce some disadvantages found in previous works about automated regionalisation tools.

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Paper provided by Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 115.

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Length: 74 pages
Date of creation: 2004
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Handle: RePEc:bar:bedcje:2004115
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