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THE MAX-P-REGIONS PROBLEM

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  • The authors thank the anonymous JRS reviewers and Boris Dev for their insightful and helpful comments during the review process. The usual disclaimer applies.

Abstract

ABSTRACT In this paper, we introduce a new spatially constrained clustering problem called the max-p-regions problem. It involves the clustering of a set of geographic areas into the maximum number of homogeneous regions such that the value of a spatially extensive regional attribute is above a predefined threshold value. We formulate the max-p-regions problem as a mixed integer programming (MIP) problem, and propose a heuristic solution.

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