[postgis-users] Roeck test
mbdavis at refractions.net
Fri Oct 24 10:15:59 PDT 2008
This page has a nice write-up of three different algorithms. Go Paul!
Paul Ramsey wrote:
> Wouldn't the ratio of area to perimeter be a similar metric? Also,
> wouldn't it be easier to just stop letting politicians draw their own
> boundaries? :)
> I wonder what the algorithm for minimum enclosing circle is...
> (Short answer, no, because we don't have a min-circle routine.)
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 8:59 AM, Lee Meilleur <lee.meilleur at gis.leg.mn> wrote:
>> Has anyone calculated the Roeck test using PostGIS? This is an area based measure that computes the ratio of the area of a polygon to the area of the minimum enclosing circle for the polygon. It's used to measure compactness of districts for redistricting applications, basically a way to test for gerrymandering. Thanks.
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