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Unit 47 - Fractals

  • Author(s): Unit 47, CC in GIS
  • Klinkenberg, Brian
  • Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.
  • Kemp, Karen K.
  • et al.

This unit discusses fractals as a framework for understanding the way cartographic objects change with generalization or changes in scale. It presents a brief history and introduces introductory concepts related to fractals, including scale-dependence, self-similarity and scaling.

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