Quantifying movement probabilities in space-time prisms using cost path analysis

Jed A. Long

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Predicting movement between two locations remains a challenge in GIScience. Many models have been developed based on random walks, but these models fail to account for structural heterogeneity that impedes movement potential. Here, a model is developed for estimating movement probabilities between two points combining ideas from Hägerstrand's time geography and popular GIS-based cost-path analysis tools. The outcome is a model for estimating movement probabilities in space-time prisms where movement occurs across a heterogeneous spatial lattice. The application of the model in the eld of movement ecology is
likely to oer new potential for studying animal space-use patterns.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGISRUK 2017
Subtitle of host publicationThe Proceedings of the 25th GISRUK conference
PublisherGeographic Information Science Research UK (GISRUK)
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2017
EventGeographical Information Science Research - UK (GISRUK) - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Apr 201721 Apr 2017
Conference number: 25


ConferenceGeographical Information Science Research - UK (GISRUK)
Abbreviated titleGISRUK
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


  • Movement
  • Time geography
  • Spatial field
  • Accessibility
  • Random walk


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