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Ht-Index for quantifying the fractal or scaling structure of geographic features

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

JIANG, B.
Dept. of Technology and Built Environment, Univ., Gävle, Suede
YIN, J.
Digital Media Centre, Institute of Technology, Dublin, Irlande


Description :
This article uses the ht-index to quantify the fractal or scaling structure of geographic features. It chooses nightlight imagery and terrain heights for the first two case studies and uses degree of street connectivity for the third case study to illustrate how the computed ht-indexes capture the complexity of different geographic features. It further discusses how ht-index is complementary to fractal dimension and elaborate on a dynamic view behind ht-index that enables better understanding of geographic forms and processes.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, issn : 0004-5608, 2014, vol. 104, n°. 3, p. 530-540, nombre de pages : 11, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Washington, DC, Association of American Geographers

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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