spatial linkage

spatial linkage

[′spā·shəl ′liŋ·kij]
(mechanical engineering)
A linkage that involves motion in all three dimensions.
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The flows of agricultural commodities from rural to urban markets and in turn flows of manufactured and imported goods from urban areas to rural settlements, which is a typology of spatial linkage, is generally poor.
This undergraduate engineering textbook introduces the fundamental concepts of mechanism kinematics, synthesis, statics, and dynamics for planar and spatial linkages, cam systems, gear systems, and robotic manipulators using realistic illustration and practical problems.
The correspondence file is useful for reference information and provides a key to the spatial linkages among census tracts.
Specific topics include initial regional conditions for economic development, other important factors for economic development, spatial linkages between regions, linkage structures in regions where industrial agglomeration, spatial repercussions of final demand, and spillover and feedback effects between regions.
Research has tended to focus on special-purpose GIS analyses such as: routing and emergency planning (Dunn 1992); locality planning (Curtis 1989); assessing exposure boundaries and populations at risk (Stallones, Nichols, and Berry 1992); generating spatial linkages between healthcare providers and consumers (Verhasselt 1993); and characterizing hospital service areas (McLafferty 1988; Wrigley 1991; Zwarenstein, Krige, and Wolff 1991; Gesler, Walsh, Crawford, et al.

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