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Extending the automated zoning procedure to reconcile incompatible zoning systems

Martin, D. (2003) Extending the automated zoning procedure to reconcile incompatible zoning systems International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 17, (2), pp. 181-196.

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This paper concerns the problem of matching incompatible zonal geographies, for example in the context of comparing census outputs over time. The automated zoning procedure (AZP) proposed by Openshaw (1977) is reviewed and extended to permit its application to the intersection of two zonal systems. A population stress statistic is proposed which may be used in the extended AZP algorithm in order to maximise the match between two zonal geographies. An implementation of this approach is described, and illustrated by reference to UK Census data

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Submitted date: 16 October 2001
Published date: March 2003
Organisations: Geography & Environment, PHEW – S (Spatial analysis and modelling), Population, Health & Wellbeing (PHeW), Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis


Local EPrints ID: 14760
ISSN: 1365-8816
PURE UUID: 3038c8f2-cfb7-4ab7-95f8-76c5ae0b3e4e
ORCID for D. Martin: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 01 Mar 2005
Last modified: 11 Sep 2017 14:21

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