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Conference Papers Year : 2008

Visual Exploration of (French) Commuter Networks

Abstract

Commuters induce a network structure on the territory linking cities. Geographers study commuter data trying to understand the structure of the network, as a contribution towards urban planning. Our approach is more specifically designed to help geographers identify multiscale phenomenon, reflecting how the activity occurring at a local scale actually contribute to higher order dynamics. As suggested earlier, flows occurring between nearby suburbs may indeed be seen as local contribution of greater cities taking place at a national scale. Although our visualization and the analytical tools we have designed do not by themselves provide sound answers to these questions, they definitely contribute and help geographers when designing/validating hypothesis.
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lirmm-00272786 , version 1 (11-04-2008)

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Yves Chiricota, Guy Melançon, Trung Tien Phan Quang, Patrice Tissandier. Visual Exploration of (French) Commuter Networks. Geovisualization of Dynamics, Movement, and Change AGILE'08 Satellite Workshop, May 2008, Spain. ⟨lirmm-00272786⟩
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