Transformations Through Space and Time

An Analysis of Nonlinear Structures, Bifurcation Points and Autoregressive Dependencies

  • Daniel A. Griffith
  • Robert P. Haining

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Daniel A. Griffith, Robert P. Haining
      Pages 1-6
  3. Transformations of Geographical Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-9
    2. W. D. Macmillan
      Pages 10-26
    3. Robert Haining
      Pages 59-80
    4. Wolfgang Weidlich, Gunter Haag
      Pages 104-117
  4. Transformations of Urban Systems

  5. Transformations Involving Interactions Over Space

  6. Transformations Involving Autoregressive Dependencies

  7. Epilogue

    1. Daniel A. Griffith, Robert P. Haining
      Pages 320-321
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 322-327

About this book


In recent years there has been a growing concern for the development of both efficient and effective ways to handle space-time problems. Such developments should be theoretically as well as empirically oriented. Regardless of which of these two arenas one enters. the impression is quickly gained that contemporary wO,rk on dynamic and evolutionary models has not proved to be as illuminating and rewarding as first anticipated. Historically speaking. the single. most important lesson this avenue of research has provided. is that linear models are woefully inadequate when dominant non-linear trends and relationships prevail. and that independent activities and actions are all but non-existent in the real-world. Meanwhile. one prominent imp 1 ication stemming from this 1 iterature is that the easiest modelling tasks are those of specifying good dynamic space-time models. Somewhat more problematic are the statistical questions of model specification. parameter estimation. and model validation. whereas even more problematic is the operationalization of evolutionary conceptual models. A timely next step in spatial analysis would seem to be a return to basics. with a pronounced focus both on specific problems (and data) and on the mechanisms that transform phenomena through space and/or time'. It appears that these transformation mechanisms must embrace both non-linear and autoregressive formalisms. Given. also. the variety of geographic forms. they must allow for bifurcation points to emerge. too.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel A. Griffith
    • 1
  • Robert P. Haining
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8472-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4430-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-123X
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