Spatial Interaction Patterns

Tobler, W. (1975). Spatial Interaction Patterns. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-75-019

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An algebraic examination of spatial models leads to the conclusion that a convenient description of the pattern of flows implicit in a geographical interaction table is obtained by displaying a field of vectors computed from the relative net exchanges. The vector field approximates the gradient of a scalar potential, and this may be invoked to explain the flows. The method can be applied to asymmetrical tables of a non-geographical nature.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:41
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:07

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