Geography as quantification.
mcall at SUPERAJE.COM
Wed Sep 29 10:47:59 CDT 1999
John Grehan wrote:
> im Bass wrote:
> speak to what I think you might be saying: That geography
> is not quantitative.
> Well, John if you really believe this then I suggest you look
> at the work being done in GIS by geographers,
Quite a bit of work by geographers and even biogeographers is still being
done on the basis of convention geographic units - countries, islands, lakes,
oceans, etc. That imposes restrictions, because of differing areas, on the
analyses that can be made. An approach we have used on coral reef fishes, is
to apply and equal-area grid. Here each cell in the grid is equal in area and
no "corrections" need to be made for that factor.
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