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Journal of Geographical Systems

Spatial Theory, Models, Methods, and Data

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01-02-2019 | Original Article

HadoopTrajectory: a Hadoop spatiotemporal data processing extension

The recent advances in location tracking technologies and the widespread use of location-aware applications have resulted in big datasets of moving object trajectories. While there exists a couple of research prototypes for moving object …

22-01-2019 | Original Article Open Access

Projecting the demographic impact of Syrian migration in a rapidly ageing society, Germany

Trends of persistent low fertility and increasing life expectancy have set Germany to undergo rapid population ageing and decline. In the context of the Syrian refugee crisis, immigration has been considered as a key mechanism to combat these …

10-12-2018 | Original Article

Applying two fractal methods to characterise the local and global deviations from scale invariance of built patterns throughout mainland France

In the early twentieth century, a handful of French geographers and historians famously suggested that mainland France comprised two agrarian systems: enclosed field systems with scattered settlements in the central and western France and …

20-11-2018 | Original Article

Are foreign-born researchers more innovative? Self-selection and the production of knowledge among PhD recipients in the USA

When analyzing knowledge production, the evidence suggests that within the USA, foreign-born researchers exhibit more productivity than their domestic counterparts. Previous literature indicates that productivity differences can be explained by …

01-10-2018 | Original Article

Longitudinal methods in regional science: a review

This paper provides a review of regional science research employing longitudinal models. Three groups of applications are distinguished. The first group includes studies modeling variations in distance rather than duration. The second group …

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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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