Cellular Geography

Tobler, W. (1975). Cellular Geography. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-75-100

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Captain Ahab, in the film version of "Moby Dick," searches for the white whale with the aid of a geographical map on which are noted sighting-frequencies within 5-degree cells bounded by lines of latitude and longitude. The written version of the story, dating from circa 1830, does not contain this scene, but the technique of recording geographical data in this fashion is increasingly popular today. One of the motivations for the use of such partitionings is their "objectivity." It is also asserted that there are advantages for analysis purposes over the irregular spatial polygons defined by political jurisdictions.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
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
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/328

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