Spatial Patterns of Resource Utilization

  • Martin J. Beckmann


Resources are either localized at isolated points or along one dimensional lines, or they are dispersed over two-dimensional areas. Which resources are utilized depends on accessibility and proximity to markets. Accessibility determines utilization costs, and distance from markets determines transportation costs. Sometimes either the resource itself or the product may be transported, and comparative transportation cost determines which is more economical. All this is well known to location theorists who have treated this problem under the heading of orientation (cf. LÖSCH, PALANDER, ISARD, BECKMANN).


Transportation Cost Constant Return Industrial Location Unit Production Cost Weber Problem 
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