DEFORMATION OF A TRANSPORTATION SURFACE

ROAD NETWORKS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE IMPROVED UNEVENLY. IMPROVEMENTS ARE DETERMINED MORE BY THE AMOUNT OF PUBLIC INVESTMENT THAN BY TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGHS. IMPROVEMENTS MAKE DRASTIC CHANGES IN THE DISTANCES IN HOURS BETWEEN CITIES. AN INDEX BASED ON MEAN SPEED BETWEEN CITIES AND POPULATION PROVIDES A MEASURE OF THE RENTABILITY OF ROAD INVESTMENT. MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCALING REVEALS SOME TOPOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF THE NETWORK, WHICH DOES NOT FIT, IN GENERAL, IN A CONVENTIONAL SPACE OF TWO DIMENSIONS, BUT DOES FIT IN SPACES OF THREE OR SEVEN DIMENSIONS. THIS IS DISCUSSED IN RELATION TO THE VENEZUELAN ROAD NETWORK OVER THE LAST FORTY YEARS. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Geographers

    1710 16th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20009
  • Authors:
    • Marchand, B
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 507-21
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 63
    • Issue Number: 4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1974 12:00AM