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Fractal Dimension

08-21-2010 12:45 AM
New Contributor
Hi all,

I want to calculate the fractal dimension of a road network (Polyline) layer. How can I do this in ArcGIS?. Does anyone have a source code for it?

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Esri Contributor
Hi H.V.,

I have also looked around for, but have not yet found, any code to do this.  There has been some work done towards using the box-counting method to analyze the fractal dimension of a road network; see the links below.

Here are some related discussions and papers that you may find of interest:

It might be somewhat easier to work up (in ArcMap) a geoprocessing model to use the box-counting method, than it would be to attempt the same using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.  I may tinker around with this idea in my spare time, but I make no promises.  🙂

Good luck and best regards,

Jason H
Esri Education Services
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Hi all,
I came across this post and was wondering how you resolved it. I have similar concerns.
JasonHine, could you please cite the references you shared? The links are not working.

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