Accession Number : AD0664948

Title :   GEOGRAPHY AND THE PROPERTIES OF SURFACES. DISTANCES AND LAND VALUES AS DATA FOR INTRODUCING PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH SPATIALLY CONTINUOUS FIELDS OF CORRELATION COEFFICIENTS.

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS LAB FOR COMPUTER GRAPHICS

Personal Author(s) : Warntz,William

Report Date : 29 JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : At what point on the surface of the conterminous United States is the set of distances to all other places most highly correlated with land values at those places. Why. This paper examines these questions and provides the results of testing with empirical data. The tests are made for many points and spatial continua of correlation coefficients are generated containing spot values, some which are significant and some not when judged individually. But, this is decidedly arbitrary. In this case, all must be evaluated collectively. Explanations of the patterns found are offered in terms of additional macrogeographic concepts. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GEODESICS, ECONOMICS), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, TERRAIN, UNITED STATES, NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE