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- Describe several different measures of distance between two points (e.g., Euclidean, Manhattan, network distance, spherical)
- Explain how different measures of distance can be used to calculate the spatial weights matrix
- Explain why estimating the fractal dimension of a sinuous line has important implications for the measurement of its length
- Explain how fractal dimension can be used in practical applications of GIS
- Explain the differences in the calculated distance between the same two places when data used are in different projections
- Outline the implications of differences in distance calculations on real world applications of GIS, such as routing and determining boundary lengths and service areas
- Estimate the fractal dimension of a sinuous line