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    Using bidimensional regression to explore map lineage


    Symington, A. and Charlton, Martin and Brunsdon, Chris (2002) Using bidimensional regression to explore map lineage. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 26 (2). pp. 201-218. ISSN 0198-9715

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    Abstract

    This paper is concerned with the exploration of lineage in pre-twentieth century mapping taking Suffolk as an example. A non-parametric bidimensional regression (Tobler, 1994, Geographical Analysis, 26 186–212) is used to investigate patterns of distortion in seven maps of the county (Saxton: 1575, Jansson: 1646, Blome: 1673, Overton: 1713, Harrison: 1790, Rowe: 1831, and Wyld: 1891). For each map the locations of 50 towns and villages were digitised and are used to predict the position of the same 50 locations on 20C OS mapping. The residuals are used to interpolate a vector field for each map from which the OS grid may be warped to give a visual indication of distortion. Finally, a statistical comparison of the distortion is made using Akaike’s Information Criterion (Akaike, 1973, In B. Petrov, & F. Csaki, 2nd Symposium on Information Theory (pp. 267–281), Budapest: Akademiai Kiado). The results suggest that pre-nineteenth century map makers were heavily dependent on the work of their predecessors.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Bidmensional regression; Map lineage; Akaike Information Criterion; Suffolk;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG
    Item ID: 5883
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0198-9715(01)00042-4
    Depositing User: Martin Charlton
    Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2015 16:08
    Journal or Publication Title: Computers, Environment and Urban Systems
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
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