Create and Explore Geographic Zoning Systems
Functions, documentation and example data to help divide
geographic space into discrete polygons (zones).
The functions are motivated by research into the merits of different zoning systems
<10.1068>. A flexible 'ClockBoard' zoning system is
provided, which breaks-up space by concentric rings
and radial lines emanating from a central point.
By default, the diameter of the rings grow according the triangular number sequence
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(or 'annuli') measuring 1, 3, 6, and 10 km wide.
These annuli are subdivided into equal segments (12 by default), creating the
visual impression of a dartboard. Zones are labelled according to
distance to the centre and angular distance from North, creating a simple
geographic zoning and labelling system useful for visualising geographic
phenomena with a clearly demarcated central location such as cities.10.1080>10.1068>