Definition: Network analysis

UN - Geographic Information Systems

Procedures to analyse relationships between points or addresses on a set of lines in a GIS database that may represent, for example, a street network. Network analysis is used for location decisions and routing, such as emergency management.
Source:
United Nations, "Handbook on Geospatial Infrastructure in Support of Census Activities", Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division, Studies in Methods, Series F No. 103, New York, 2009
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