Delineating Geographical Regions with Networks of Human Interactions in an Extensive Set of Countries

  title={Delineating Geographical Regions with Networks of Human Interactions in an Extensive Set of Countries},
  author={S. Sobolevsky and M. Szell and Riccardo Campari and T. Couronn{\'e} and Z. Smoreda and C. Ratti},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  • S. Sobolevsky, M. Szell, +3 authors C. Ratti
  • Published 2013
  • Computer Science, Physics, Geography, Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • Large-scale networks of human interaction, in particular country-wide telephone call networks, can be used to redraw geographical maps by applying algorithms of topological community detection. The geographic projections of the emerging areas in a few recent studies on single regions have been suggested to share two distinct properties: first, they are cohesive, and second, they tend to closely follow socio-economic boundaries and are similar to existing political regions in size and number… CONTINUE READING

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