Spatial Efficiency in Geography

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  • Author :Surekha Pandit Bapat
  • Year of Publication :2006
  • ISBN: :9788180692826
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: X, 146
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Geography, GIS and Remote Sensing

About the Book :

This book is all about the concept of spatial efficiency. As such, it develops a Geographical Thought and a principle that underlies many of the human activities and human spatial behaviour. It is essential to throw light on both the theoretical and applied aspects of spatial efficiency which has been done at the outset in general and throughout the book in different chapters in particular. An operational model of spatial efficiency, the first of its kind, has been built and used in practical problems of geography. Geography is a spatial science and it needs spatial themes and models to deal with its problems. Spatial efficiency is one of the meaningful concepts and useful models in geography which is able to explain human spatial behaviour. It is not only an explanatory but also a normative model useful in simulations. A few geographical topics such as location of the central places, route networks, industry, boundaries, the urban and agricultural land use etc. have been taken up for discussion of spatial efficiency as a controlling principle therein and also of applicability of its operational model. The most recent topic of perception in geography has also been reviewed with spatial efficiency point of view.

About Author :

Surekha Pandit Bapat voluntarily retired as a lecturer in geography from the Government V.N. Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (formerly, Morris College), Nagpur. She has been a meritorious student throughout and has won prizes and medals during her career. She was also a holder of National Scholarship. She has presented short research papers in national and international geographical conferences and Indian Science Congress, and has to her credit a number of published papers in geographical journals as well as in edited volumes on geographical topics. Also, she has a book to her credit on Geography for primary students published on behalf of Balbharati, and books on Geographical topics for University students. Dr. Surekha Pandit Bapat earned her Ph.D. on Spatial Efficiency in Geography in 1991 under the guidance of Prof. N.G. Jain.