Scaling of geographic space from the perspective of city and field blocks and using volunteered geographic information

@article{Jiang2010ScalingOG,
  title={Scaling of geographic space from the perspective of city and field blocks and using volunteered geographic information},
  author={Bin Jiang and Xintao Liu},
  journal={International Journal of Geographical Information Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={26},
  pages={215 - 229}
}
  • B. JiangXintao Liu
  • Published 19 September 2010
  • Geography
  • International Journal of Geographical Information Science
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