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THIESSEN POLYGON [1 record]

Record 1 2017-08-24

English

Subject field(s)
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Geography
CONT

Thiessen polygons are generated from a set of sample points such that each polygon defines an area of influence around its sample point, so that any location inside the polygon is closer to that point than any of the other sample points.

OBS

Thiessen polygons ... can be used to show catchment areas for a group of facilities.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Mathématiques
  • Géographie mathématique
CONT

On va chercher à représenter les zones dans lesquelles tous les points sont plus proches d'un objet particulier que de tous les autres. Dans ce cas, l'espace est découpé en polygones de Thiessen.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Matemáticas
  • Geografía matemática
DEF

Polígono formado por las mediatrices de las rectas que unen estaciones pluviométricas adyacentes.

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