Scaling property of urban system using an entropy-based hierarchical clustering method
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the AGILE'2012 / [ed] Jérôme Gensel, Didier Josselin and Danny Vandenbroucke, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
Urban systems have long been characterized as the scaling property, although there are a lot of argues on the definition and organization of its component or spatial unit. In this paper we propose an entropy-based hierarchical clustering method to aggregate the individual location to form the component or spatial unit. Through the application of the method to three datasets from the different aspects of urban systems, we double check the robustness and consistence of this method. Importantly, it is found that the size of the derived component or spatial unit follows a remarkably power law distribution, which further suggests the scaling property of the underlying urban systems.
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Scaling property, Urban system, Power law, Entropy-based hierarchical clustering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-89122ISBN: 978-90-816960-0-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-89122DiVA: diva2:502712
Proceedings of the AGILE'2012 International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Avignon, April, 24-27, 2012
QC 201211132012-02-142012-02-142012-11-13Bibliographically approved