Theoretical models of time-space: the role of transport networks in the shrinking and shrivelling of geographical space

Abstract : Understanding distances between places is a fundamental task for the geographer, while the representation of distances constitutes one of the major functions of cartography. This is why time-distance representation constitutes a key tool for the contemporary geographer. The purpose of this chapter is, in a first step, to expose a set of solutions to the cartographical representations of distances as transformed by transport means. In a second step we will discuss the relations between these cartographical solutions and the theoretical geographical discourse on time-space structured around classical theoretical models.
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Alain L'Hostis. Theoretical models of time-space: the role of transport networks in the shrinking and shrivelling of geographical space. Rozenblat Céline, Mélançon Guy. Multilevel Analysis and visualization of Geographical Networks, Springer, pp.55-66, 2013, Methodos Series, vol. 11. ⟨hal-00401394⟩

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