Exploring Spatial Scale in Geography

Christopher D. Lloyd*

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Exploring Spatial Scale in Geography provides a conceptual and practical guide to issues of spatial scale in all areas of the physical and social sciences. Scale is at the heart of geography and other spatial sciences. Whether dealing with geomorphological processes, population movements or meteorology, a consideration of spatial scale is vital. Exploring Spatial Scale in Geography takes a practical approach with a core focus on real world problems and potential solutions. Links are made to appropriate software environments with an associated website providing access to guidance material which outlines how particular problems can be approached using popular GIS and spatial data analysis software. This book offers alternative definitions of spatial scale, presents approaches for exploring spatial scale and makes use of a wide variety of case studies in the physical and social sciences to demonstrate key concepts, making it a key resource for anyone who makes use of geographical information.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages253
ISBN (Electronic)9781118526729
ISBN (Print)9781119971351
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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