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Quantitative Revolution & Locational Analysis: Need for Numbers - Perspectives in Human Geography


  • Schaefer – Hartshorne Debate
    • Areal ⇾ Spatial
    • Absolute Space ⇾ Relative Space
    • Areal Integration ⇾ Spatial Interaction


  • Ullman՚s model of urban structure
  • Garrison՚s mathematical techniques
  • Stewart՚s empirical mathematical rule
  • William Warntz՚s concept of social physics
  • Zipf՚s principle of least effort
  • Stochastic model of Haggerstrand
  • Chorley & Haggett – Multivariate analysis


Quantitative Methods in SS

Locational Analysis

  • Spatial organization
  • Related to Flow Patterns
  • Uses Methods of Spatial Science
  • Defines Locational Models

Applications of Locational Analysis

  • Business Expansion
  • Facilities Relocation
  • Supply Chain Analysis
  • Trade Area Performance
  • Assessment of Shopping Center

Requirements for Locational Analysis

  • Adoption of a system approach to focus on spatial patterns & linkages
  • Employment of stimuli models to achieve understanding
  • Use of quantitative procedures to precisely generalize about locational order

Model of Locational Analysis

  • Movement
  • Network
  • Nodes
  • Hierarchy
  • Surface
  • Diffusion

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