The IMAGE studio: A tool for comparative internal migration analysis and modelling

J. Stillwell, K. Daras, N. Lomax, Martin Bell, T. Wilson

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This paper presents a 'studio' that will facilitate the spatial analysis and modelling of internal migration in any country. The studio is being used in a research project trying to confront the MAUP challenge for comparative analysis of internal migration in different countries by reporting on the de-velopment of a tool that generates a series of indicators relating to spatial patterns of migration for a set of Basic Spatial Units (BSUs) and aggrega-tions thereof. More specifically, the paper reports on the framework and components of the studio, its user interface and some initial experiments that explore how the frictional effect of distance on migration changes as BSUs are aggregated into larger regions in a stepwise manner, using data for the United Kingdom.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of CUPUM 2013
EditorsStan Geertman, John Stillwell, Fred Toppen
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)978-90-816960-2-9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM 2013 13th): Planning Support Systems for Sustainable Urban Development - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 2 Jul 20135 Jul 2013
Conference number: 2013 (13th)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM 2013 13th)
Abbreviated titleCUPUM

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