Accession Number : AD0660194

Title :   GEOGRAPHY AND THE PROPERTIES OF SURFACES. THE IDENTIFICATION OF MIXED HEXAGONAL CENTRAL PLACE HIERARCHIES WITH EXAMPLES FROM FINLAND, GERMANY, GHANA AND NIGERIA.

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA LAB FOR COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS

Personal Author(s) : Woldenberg, Michael J.

Report Date : 20 OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : It is shown that in the southern portion of Germany, and in Finland, Ghana and Nigeria central place systems have reached maximally probable states which are explainable with the assumption that a hierarchical system of hexagonal market areas is present on the land. Furthermore, it is shown that the existing system results from a mixture of several different central place hierarchies present in these areas.

Descriptors :   *GEOGRAPHY), (*COMMERCE, (*FINLAND, GEOGRAPHY), (*WEST GERMANY, GEOGRAPHY), (*GHANA, GEOGRAPHY), (*NIGERIA, GEOGRAPHY), URBAN AREAS, MAPS, GEOMETRY, SURFACES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, POPULATION, DISTRIBUTION, TRANSPORTATION.

Subject Categories : Geography
      Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE