Where is the Poverty Area? Quantifying the Neighborhood Effect in a Deprivation Index Estimation: A case Study in Quito, Ecuador
Chunzhu Wei, Pablo Francisco Cabrera Barona y Thomas Blaschke (published in 2023-01-09 by sandra rochina )
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Wei, Chunzhu, Pablo Francisco Cabrera Barona y Thomas Blaschke. 2015. Where is the Poverty Area? Quantifying the Neighborhood Effect in a Deprivation Index Estimation: A case Study in Quito, Ecuador. GI_Forum, 3: 625-634. doi:10.1553/giscience2015s625.
Automated zoning procedures offer efficient, systematic and objective methodologies for identifying the neighborhood effects on socio-economic statistics. However, the automatic spatial aggregation of census data over manually defined geographic units based on landscape heterogeneity characteristics are barely studied. In this study we utilize high-resolution remote sensing data and census data and apply a multi-level zoning system in order to analyze how a deprivation index differs in the corresponding urbanization environment within the Shannon’s diversity Index. Our study area is the capital city of Ecuador, Quito.