(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Dots to dots: a general methodology to build local indicators using spatial micro-data

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DUBÉ J. (1) ; BRUNELLE C. (2) ;
(1) École supérieure d’aménagement et de développement (ÉSAD), Univ. Laval, Québec, CANADA
(2) Memorial Univ., St John's, CANADA


This paper proposes observations at the subregional level, based on micro-data sets that impose the conceptualization of spatial interactions in a continuous and multidirectional space. The methodology is applied to 9,839 establishments covering all economic sectors in the Lower St-Lawrence region (Quebec, Canada). It finds that the distribution of the local indicator varies significantly with distance, which suggests that the effects of specialization or diversity are not constant over space. Treating space as continuous may become of prime importance, given that more individual data sets are now available, combined with the fact that the performance of microcomputers is still improving


Article of periodic

published at : The Annals of regional science / ISSN 0570-1864

Editor : Springer, Berlin - ALLEMAGNE (1967)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 53, no1 [pp. 245-272]

Bibliographic references : 73 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl., cartes



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