Short Communication: A compelling argument for the gravity p-median model
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
The p-median model is used to locate P facilities to serve a geographically distributed population. Conventionally, it is assumed that the population always travels to the nearest facility. Drezner and Drezner (2006, 2007) provide three arguments on why this assumption might be incorrect, and they introduce the extended the gravity p-median model to relax the assumption. We favour the gravity p-median model, but we note that in an applied setting, Drezner and Drezner’s arguments are incomplete. In this communication, we point at the existence of a fourth compelling argument for the gravity p-median model.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 6 p.
Working papers in transport, tourism, information technology and microdata analysis, ISSN 1650-5581 ; 2012:1
travel time, spatial aggregation, multi-purpose trips
Social and Economic Geography Other Computer and Information Science
Research subject Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, General Microdata Analysis - methods; Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, General Microdata Analysis - transports
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-10956OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-10956DiVA: diva2:560003