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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

Quantitative Methods

Quantitative methods in SS

Advantages of Quantitative Revolution

Disadvantages of Quantitative Revolution

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

Advantages of Locational Analysis

Disadvantages of Locational Analysis

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