Scale, population, and spatial analysis: A methodological investigation

Darren M. Ruddell, Elizabeth Wentz

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Abstract

The analysis of aggregated data introduces challenges in spatial analysis which has been described as the modifiable areal unit problem (MAUP). MAUP consists of two distinct but related research problems: scale effects and zoning effects. Various challenges accompany the science of aggregating phenomena into units that can be analyzed; the most salient of these challenges encompass theory, data sources, and methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, GIS 2007
Pages388-391
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event15th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, GIS 2007 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Nov 7 2007Nov 9 2007

Publication series

NameGIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems

Other

Other15th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, GIS 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period11/7/0711/9/07

Keywords

  • GIS
  • MAUP
  • scale
  • spatial analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Information Systems

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    Ruddell, D. M., & Wentz, E. (2007). Scale, population, and spatial analysis: A methodological investigation. In Proceedings of the 15th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, GIS 2007 (pp. 388-391). (GIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems). https://doi.org/10.1145/1341012.1341084