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.


Editor(s):
Banski, Jerzy
Issue Date:
2004
Publication Type:
Book/ Chapter
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISBN 83-89666-03-0 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/157834
Published in:
Rural Areas and Development, Volume 02
Page range:
109-116
Total Pages:
9
Series Statement:
Rural areas and development
2




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