Accession Number : AD0699542

Title :   GEOGRAPHY AND THE PROPERTIES OF SURFACES. GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF A MATRIX WITH APPLICATIONS IN SPATIAL LOCATION.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Lindgren,C. Ernesto S. ; Steinitz,Carl

Report Date : 30 OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The paper develops an algorithm for the solution of one of the typical problems in architectural and urban design--the allocation of a set of spaces with locational demands relative to each other. The problem is analogous to the fitting of a new science complex and gymnasium into an existing college campus; or the expansion of a large hospital by the additon of new service spaces. The process of solution is analogous to cutting up colored squares representing functional spaces and spreading them around a site drawing until a satisfactory 'fit' is achieved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GEOGRAPHY, SURFACES), (*URBAN PLANNING, SITE SELECTION), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, GEOMETRY, GRAPHICS, ALGORITHMS

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE