Methods for Multilevel Analysis and Visualisation of Geographical Networks

  • Céline Rozenblat
  • Guy Melançon

Part of the Methodos Series book series (METH, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Céline Rozenblat, Guy Melançon
    Pages 1-15
  3. Concepts and Visualizations of Multilevel Spatial Networks

  4. Tools for Networks Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Guy Melançon, Céline Rozenblat
      Pages 69-80
    3. Antoine Lambert, Romain Bourqui, David Auber
      Pages 81-102
    4. Pierre-Yves Koenig
      Pages 103-117
  5. Empirical Studies of Spatial Multilevel Networks

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-223

About this book


This leading-edge study focuses on the latest techniques in analysing and representing the complex, multi-layered data now available to geographers studying urban zones and their populations. The volume tracks the successful results of the SPANGEO Project, which was set up in 2005 to standardize, and share, the syncretic, multinational mapping techniques already developed by geographers and computer scientists. SPANGEO sought new and responsive ways of visualising urban geographical and social data that reflected the fine-grained detail of the inputs. It allowed for visual representation of the large and complex networks and flows which are such an integral feature of the dynamism of urban geography.   SPANGEO developed through the ‘visual analytics loop’ in which geographers collaborated with computer scientists by feeding data into the design of visualisations that in turn spawned the urge to incorporate more varied data into the visualisation. This volume covers all the relevant aspects, from conceptual principles to the tools of network analysis and the actual results flowing from their deployment. Detailed case studies set out in this volume include spatial multi-level analyses of flows in airports and sea ports, as well as the fascinating scientific networks in European cities. The volume shows how the primary concern of geography—the interaction of society with physical space—has been revivified by the complexities of new cartographical and statistical methodologies, which allow for highly detailed mapping and far more powerful computer analysis of spatial relationships.


Computing methodologies Concepts and visualisation of multilevel spatial networks DAGmap Defining polycentric Urban areas Multilevel analysis of corporations networks Networks of air traffic passengers flows Port systems and Maritime networks SPANGEO Project (Spatial networks in geography) Scientific complex networks of European cities Structural analysis of networks Tools for network analysis Topological aggregation Tools Urban development Visualization of graphs

Editors and affiliations

  • Céline Rozenblat
    • 1
  • Guy Melançon
    • 2
  1. 1., Institute of GeographyUniversity of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2., LABRIUniversity of Bordeaux 1Talence cedexFrance

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