Tobler's First Law of Geography: A Big Idea for a Small World?

@inproceedings{Sui2004ToblersFL,
  title={Tobler's First Law of Geography: A Big Idea for a Small World?},
  author={Daniel Z. Sui},
  year={2004}
}
As one of 13 geographers elected into the U.S. National Academy of Sciences after World War II, Waldo Tobler’s contributions to geography are well known. The late Peter Gould (1979) even remarked that ‘‘an innocent ignorance of Tobler’s work now constitutes a constraint on the geographic imagination. That is to say, if a graduate student is not aware of certain pieces of Tobler’s research, [his]/her own research abilities are jeopardized because [he]/she cannot gain a new and crucial… CONTINUE READING

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