The Network-Max-P-Regions model

Bing She, Juan C. Duque, Xinyue Ye

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This paper introduces a new p-regions model called the Network-Max-P-Regions (NMPR) model. The NMPR is a regionalization model that aims to aggregate n areas into the maximum number of regions (max-p) that satisfy a threshold constraint and to minimize the heterogeneity while taking into account the influence of a street network. The exact formulation of the NMPR is presented, and a heuristic solution is proposed to effectively compute the near-optimized partitions in several simulation datasets and a case study in Wuhan, China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)962-981
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Geographical Information Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 4 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Library and Information Sciences


  • Network-Max-P-Regions
  • heuristics
  • regionalization
  • spatial contiguity
  • streets


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