Adding Depth-1: Spatial Interaction and the Location of Activities

  • Alan Wilson
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)


We have already seen, for example through the retail model in Chap. 2, that interaction and location are critical components of urban and regional analysis. In this chapter, we explore the basic design decisions that have to be made in different sectors of application—whether transport, retail, public services or residential location. When we complete this toolkit by adding dynamics in Chap. 7, we will be in a position to rewrite the classical models of agriculture, industry, residential and central places. We have already seen that there is a wide range of application in other disciplines.


Gravity Model Transportation Problem Dual Variable Customer Relationship Management Core Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Advanced Spatial AnalysisUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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