Distance Measurement: Absolute and Relative (2 Types) (Especially for GATE-Geospatial 2022)

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Distance Measurement

The distance along and among features is important in analysis. Distance can be measured in simple terms where its calculation is based on the absolute physical distance between places on the map. Many times, distance required in Relative terms. Such measure is known Relative Measure. You can use relative measures in many ways:

  • Selecting among different locations
  • Deciding whether you have time to get someplace
  • Knowing whether features such as town are going to interact with each other
  • Determining whether you can find enough beachfront property for a resort

Types of Distance Measurement

Two types of distance measurement:

Diagram Shows Types of Distance Measurement

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