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One of the major intellectual achievements and, at the same time, perhaps the most useful contribution by spatial analysts to social science literature is the development of gravity and spatial interaction models. This book provides an excellent and lucid introduction to the evolution of the gravity and spatial interaction models and their specification. These models are placed within the historical context of the development of the general spatial interaction literature. Haynes and Fotheringham outline the characteristics that have contributed to making these models among the most widely applied in forecasting and in general studies of migration, communications, transportation, and retailing, among other topics in urban and regional analysis. SCIENTIFIC GEOGRAPHY SERIES, Grant Ian Thrall, editor.
Regional Research Institute, West Virginia University
gravity and spatial interaction models, spatial analysis, urban and regional analysis, forecasting
Haynes, Kingsley E. and Fotheringham, A. Stewart, "Gravity and Spatial Interaction Models" (2020). Web Book of Regional Science. 16.