Dirichlet neighbours: revisiting Dirichlet tessellation for neighbourhood analysis

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Halls, P. J., Bulling, Mark T., White, Piran C. L., Garland, Lynette and Harris, S. 2013. Dirichlet neighbours: revisiting Dirichlet tessellation for neighbourhood analysis.
AuthorsHalls, P. J., Bulling, Mark T., White, Piran C. L., Garland, Lynette and Harris, S.
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The analysis of neighbourhood for point features is reviewed in terms of requirements and available techniques; the application of Dirichlet/Voronoi/Thiessen tessellation techniques are discussed. Robin Sibson’s Natural Neighbours (Sibson, 1980, Natural neighbourhood inter- polation. In V. D. Brunner, Graphical methods for multivariate data. New York: Brunner/ Mazel) technique for Dirichlet Tessellation is discussed and benefits demonstrated in the consequently available neighbourhood descriptors of distance, bearing and nearest neigh- bours. The application of Dirichlet Tessellation derived neighbourhood analysis is shown in terms of the study of badger territories and other potential applications in the sciences and social sciences are outlined

The analysis of neighbourhood for point features is reviewed in terms of requirements and
available techniques; the application of Dirichlet/Voronoi/Thiessen tessellation techniques are
discussed. Robin Sibson’s Natural Neighbours (Sibson, 1980, Natural neighbourhood inter-
polation. In V. D. Brunner, Graphical methods for multivariate data. New York: Brunner/
Mazel) technique for Dirichlet Tessellation is discussed and benefits demonstrated in the
consequently available neighbourhood descriptors of distance, bearing and nearest neigh-
bours. The application of Dirichlet Tessellation derived neighbourhood analysis is shown in
terms of the study of badger territories and other potential applications in the sciences and
social sciences are outlined

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