Geo-self-organizing map (Geo-SOM) for building and exploring homogeneous regions

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Regionalization and uniform/homogeneous region building constitutes one of the most longstanding concerns of geographers. In this paper we explore the Geo-Self-Organizing Map (Geo-SOM) as a tool to develop homogeneous regions and perform geographic pattern detection. The Geo-SOM presents several advantages over other available methods. The possibility of "whatif" analysis, coupled with powerful visualization tools and the accommodation of spatial constraints, constitute some of the most relevant features of the Geo-SOM. In this paper we show the opportunities made available by this tool and explore different features which allow rich exploratory spatial data analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeographic Information Science
Subtitle of host publicationThird International Conference, GIScience 2004 Adelphi, MD, USA, October 20-23, 2004 Proceedings
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventThird International Conference, GIScience 2004
- Adelphi, MD, United States
Duration: 20 Oct 200423 Oct 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


ConferenceThird International Conference, GIScience 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAdelphi, MD


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