The efficiency of areal units in spatial analysis: Assessing the performance of functional and administrative regions

Moravian Geographical Reports. 2016;24(2):47-59 DOI 10.1515/mgr-2016-0010

 

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Journal Title: Moravian Geographical Reports

ISSN: 1210-8812 (Print); 2199-6202 (Online)

Publisher: Sciendo

Society/Institution: Institute of Geonics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

LCC Subject Category: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation: Geography (General)

Country of publisher: Poland

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Klapka Pavel (Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Halás Marián (Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Netrdová Pavlína (Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Nosek Vojtěch (Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)

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Abstract | Full Text

An attempt to provide a procedure for the assessment of the efficiency of various regional systems for the purposes of spatial analysis is presented in this paper. Functional regions as well as approximated functional regions and the existing administrative regions in the Czech Republic are evaluated, as examples of regional systems to be compared and assessed. Functional regions and approximated functional regions are defined according to the adjusted third variant of the CURDS regionalisation algorithm, using the latest knowledge on the operation of the constraint function. The comparisons of individual regional systems are based on LISA maps and particularly on the assessment of regional variability, including the measures of internal homogeneity and external variability in the regional systems.