The max-p-regions problem

Juan C. Duque, Luc Anselin, Sergio J. Rey

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In this paper, we introduce a new spatially constrained clustering problem called the max-p-regions problem. It involves the clustering of a set of geographic areas into the maximum number of homogeneous regions such that the value of a spatially extensive regional attribute is above a predefined threshold value. We formulate the max-p-regions problem as a mixed integer programming (MIP) problem, and propose a heuristic solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-419
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Regional Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)


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