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Looking at Relationships and Creating Models
Looking at Relationships and Creating Models
9.1 Introduction

This and the following chapter are about creating models to explore the relationships between two or more data variables. There are many types of model that are used in geography. One is a literal model, something you could physically touch: a three-dimensional, scaled-down model of terrain, for example, or a wave flume in a laboratory to model the effects of waves on coastal erosion. Another is a digital model: a digital elevation model, for instance, or the reproduction of a cityscape using virtual reality technologies. A third is a computational model – a simulation – modelling flooding scenarios or processes of segregation and urban change. The Schelling models are a very well-known ...

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