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Alleviating the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem within Probe-Based Geospatial Analyses

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Alleviating the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem within Probe-Based Geospatial Analyses
We present a probe-based interface for the exploration of the results of a geospatial simulation of urban growth. Because our interface allows the user great freedom in how they choose to define regions-of-interest to examine and compare, the classic geospatial analytic issue known as the modifiable areal unit problem (MAUP) quickly arises. The user may delineate regions with unseen differences that can affect the fairness of the comparisons made between them. To alleviate this problem, our interface first alerts the user if it detects any potential unfairness between regions when they are selected for comparison. It then presents the dimensions with potential problematic outliers to the user for evaluation. Finally, it provides a number of semi-automated tools to assist the user in correcting their regions' boundaries to minimize the inequalities they feel could significantly impact their comparisons. Categories and Subject Descriptors (according to ACM CCS): I.3.8 [Computer Gra...
Thomas Butkiewicz, Ross K. Meentemeyer, Douglas A.
Added 09 Dec 2010
Updated 09 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where CGF
Authors Thomas Butkiewicz, Ross K. Meentemeyer, Douglas A. Shoemaker, Remco Chang, Zachary Wartell, William Ribarsky
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