(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

NMMI: a mass compactness measure for spatial pattern analysis of areal features

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LI W. (1) ; CHEN T. (2) ; WENTZ E.A. (1) ; FAN C. (1) ;
(1) GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, School of Geographical Sciences and Uban Planning, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Physics, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, ETATS-UNIS


This article reports our efforts in developing a new pattern analysis method called the normalized mass moment of inertia (NMMI) that integrates both shape and nonspatial attributes into the analysis of compactness patterns. It first describes the theoretical model of the NMMI and its computation and then demonstrates its good performance through a series of experiments. It further discusses potentially broad applications of this approach in the contexts of urban expansion and political districting in Wisconsin. In the political districting context, higher NMMI of a congressional district suggests a lower degree of gerrymander and vice versa


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 104, no6 [pp. 1116-1133]




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00045608.2014.941732

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