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Journal of Geographical Systems

Spatial Theory, Models, Methods, and Data

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20-09-2020 | Original Article

Cultural and economic residential sorting of Auckland’s population, 1991–2013: an entropy approach

Auckland, the largest city of New Zealand, is one of the most diverse cities in the world, with more than 40% of its population born abroad, more than 200 ethnicities represented and 160 languages spoken. In this paper, we measure residential …

13-08-2020 | Original Article

Mortality by cause of death in Colombia: a local analysis using spatial econometrics

Colombia is undergoing major changes in mortality patterns. National- and department-level cause-specific analyses have previously been carried out, but very little is known about municipal-level trends, despite their epidemiological interest. We …

08-08-2020 | Original Article Open Access

Opening practice: supporting reproducibility and critical spatial data science

This paper reflects on a number of trends towards a more open and reproducible approach to geographic and spatial data science over recent years. In particular, it considers trends towards Big Data, and the impacts this is having on spatial data …

28-07-2020 | Original Article Open Access

A methodology for projecting sparse populations and its application to remote Indigenous communities

A new method is proposed for generating projections for sparse populations by locality, age cohort and gender. An adaptation of the cohort replacement method, the approach uses a Tobit model with varying censoring limits to model population …

06-07-2019 | Original Article Open Access

The demographic burden of population loss in US cities, 2000–2010

Although the effects of urban shrinkage on quality of life and the built environment have received a great deal of attention, the characteristics of those experiencing these impacts have been much less studied. This is ironic, as urban shrinkage …

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The Journal of Geographical Systems (JGS) is an interdisciplinary journal that aims to encourage and promote high quality scholarship on important theoretical, methodological and empirical issues with a central spatial or regional dimension. The intention of JGS is to provide an outlet for innovative research in regional science, urban and regional economics, spatial economics, geography, GIScience, and environmental sciences. Papers in the following subject areas are especially welcome: quantitative economic geography models; spatial decision processes; simulation modeling; complex systems; artificial intelligence; geo-computation; spatial econometrics and spatial statistics; resource management; land use change; transport, migration and communication; regional housing and labor markets; regional economic growth; innovation and regional economic development.

Each article in JGS is evaluated by at least two peer reviewers in a double-blind fashion and classified using the JEL classification system.

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J Geogr Syst

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