Changes in population and industries in the rural areas of Finland: from analysis of administrative regions to a GIS based approach

The statistical analysis of rural change is traditionally based on classifications of administrative regions, like municipalities or provinces. These classifications do not allow fine-grained interregional analysis of rural change. Especially in sparsely-populated countries, like Finland, the border between rural and urban areas is often fuzzy, which means that rural elements may be found within administratively urban municipalities. This paper presents a GIS-based approach for analysis of changes in rural population and industries. The data employed is based on 1 x 1 km inhabited grid cells defined by base map coordinates, allowing for a flexible analysis of rural change independent from administrative borders.


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Banski, Jerzy
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Imprint Date:
2004
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Journal Citation:
Rural Areas and Development
Numeration (vol. issue):
,
Series Statement:
Rural areas and development
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