Growing networks under geographical constraints.

  title={Growing networks under geographical constraints.},
  author={R. Xulvi-Brunet and I. M. Sokolov},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={75 4 Pt 2},
Inspired by the structure of technological weblike systems, we discuss network evolution mechanisms which give rise to topological properties found in real spatial networks. Thus, we suggest that the peculiar structure of transport and distribution networks is fundamentally determined by two factors. These are the dependence of the spatial interaction range of vertices on the vertex attractiveness (or importance within the network) and on the inhomogeneous distribution of vertices in space. We… CONTINUE READING