Hierarchical destination choice and spatial interaction modelling: A simulation experiment

A. S. Fotheringham, T. Nakaya, K. Yano, S. Openshaw, Y. Ishikawa

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A simulation experiment is proposed and undertaken to extend our understanding of the role of the competing destinations spatial interaction model in capturing the effects of hierarchical destination choice. In doing so, we make explicit the linkage between spatial choice behaviour at different levels of a spatial hierarchy. We also make explicit the way in which decisions made at one level of the hierarchy can lead to biased measurements of behaviour at a lower one. This is shown when conventional spatial interaction models are calibrated with interaction data that result from hierarchical destination choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)901-920
Number of pages20
JournalEnvironment and Planning A
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)


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