National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
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.