chapter  3
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Complex Networks for Representation and Analysis of Dynamic Geographies

BySteven D. Prager

Many significant advances in understanding complex geographic phenomena can be attributed to advances in representation. Issues of representation — whether related to representation for computational purposes or for visual purposes — possibly garner more attention than any other “single” topic in the GIScience literature. At the same time, however, issues of representation are almost inevitably bound to the geography of location (Batty 2005). An alternative perspective, the explicit characterization of the geography of interactions and relationships, is required to make the leap from analysis centered about where things exist to analysis addressing the consequences of changes in that existence.