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A Framework for Research on Spatial Analysis Relevant to Geo-Statistical Informations Systems in Europe


  • Fischer, Manfred M.
  • Openshaw, Stan


The paper emphasises the importance of a research programme focused on developing and making widely available GIS relevant spatial analysis technology. It outlines generic criteria able to discriminate between GIS-relevant and GIS-irrelevant spatial analysis tools and outlines a list of six researchable spatial analysis themes. It is argued that presently there is an opportunity to develop a EU based spatial analysis research programme and then install the technology in the World's GIS.

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  • Fischer, Manfred M. & Openshaw, Stan, 1995. "A Framework for Research on Spatial Analysis Relevant to Geo-Statistical Informations Systems in Europe," MPRA Paper 77814, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:77814

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    1. D Dorling & S Openshaw, 1992. "Using Computer Animation to Visualize Space-Time Patterns," Environment and Planning B, , vol. 19(6), pages 639-650, December.
    2. D Dorling & S Openshaw, 1992. "Using computer animation to visualize space - time patterns," Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 19(6), pages 639-650, November.
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    Spatial Analysis; GIS; AI; research programme;

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    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General


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