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The polygon overlay problem in electoral geography


Louvet, R and Aryal, J and Josselin, D and Marchand-Lagier, C and Genre-Grandpierre, C, The polygon overlay problem in electoral geography, Proceedings of Spatial Accuracy 2016, 5-8 July 2016, Montpellier, France, pp. 67-73. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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We developed an algorithm for reducing geometric differences between a source and a target dataset. The algorithm tackles the polygon overlay problem in electoral geography before using areal interpolation methods. Our results show that improvement in matching between statistical areas and polling areas can reduce up to 40% of areal interpolation errors. This is applied to two case studies: the city of Avignon, France, and the city of Hobart, Australia.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:polygon overlay problem, areal interpolation, spatial disaggregation, spatial aggregation, COSP
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Geomatic engineering
Research Field:Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Louvet, R (Mr Romain Louvet)
UTAS Author:Aryal, J (Dr Jagannath Aryal)
ID Code:112163
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2016-10-28
Last Modified:2018-05-10

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