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    Analysing the growth of OpenStreetMap networks


    Corcoran, Padraig and Mooney, Peter and Bertolotto, Michela (2013) Analysing the growth of OpenStreetMap networks. Spatial Statistics, 3. pp. 21-32. ISSN 2211-6753

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    Abstract

    In this article we analyse the growth of OpenStreetMap (OSM) representations for three street networks in Ireland. In each case we demonstrate the growth to be governed by two elementary spatial processes of densification and exploration which are responsible for increasing the local density of the network and expanding the network into new areas respectively. We also examine summary statistics describing each network topology and show these to be a consequence of the same processes. This represents the discovery of a novel link between different aspects of the growth.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at doi:10.1016/j.spasta.2013.01.002 The research presented in this paper was primarily funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC) EMPOWER program. It was also in part funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) STRIVE programme (Grant 2008-FS-DM-14-S4) and a Strategic Research Cluster Grant (07/SRC/I1168) from Science Foundation Ireland under the National Development Plan.
    Keywords: OpenStreetMap; Complex network; Spatial process;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 5827
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spasta.2013.01.002
    Depositing User: Peter Mooney
    Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 17:27
    Journal or Publication Title: Spatial Statistics
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Irish Research Council (IRC), Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
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