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Geoprocessing journey-to-work data: delineating commuting regions in Dalarna, Sweden
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Geography.
2012 (English)In: ISPRS International Journal of Geo-information, ISSN 2220-9964, no 1, 294-314 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Delineation of commuting regions has always been based on statistical units, often municipalities or wards. However, using these units has certain disadvantages as their land areas differ considerably. Much information is lost in the larger spatial base units and distortions in self-containment values, the main criterion in rule-based delineation procedures, occur. Alternatively, one can start from relatively small standard size units such as hexagons. In this way, much greater detail in spatial patterns is obtained. In this paper, regions are built by means of intrazonal maximization (Intramax) on the basis of hexagons. The use of geoprocessing tools, specifically developed for the processing ofcommuting data, speeds up processing time considerably. The results of the Intramax analysis are evaluated with travel-to-work area constraints, and comparisons are made with commuting fields, accessibility to employment, commuting flow density and network commuting flow size. From selected steps in the regionalization process, a hierarchy of nested commuting regions emerges, revealing the complexity of commuting patterns.

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Basel, Switzerland: MDPI , 2012. no 1, 294-314 p.
Keyword [en]
accessibility; commuting field; commuting region; Intramax analysis;
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Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, General Microdata Analysis - transports; Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, General Microdata Analysis - methods
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-11281DOI: 10.3390/ijgi1030294OAI: diva2:570828

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