Geographia Polonica (1968) vol. 15

Taxonomic Methods in Regional Studies

Stanisław Lewiński

Geographia Polonica (1968) vol. 15, pp. 189-198 | Full text


For several recent years, we have been witnessing an increasing application of taxonomic methods in regionalization. In particular, the method of factor analysis and the "linkage tree" method described by B. J. L. Berry are well known.This paper describes the Polish taxonomic method called the "Wro-claw taxonomy". It seems that this method has several advantages in comparison to the linkage tree method, such as, e.g., the simplicity and inexpensiveness of the calculations and the suggestiveness of the picture obtained, and it deserves to be presented to a wider public.

Stanisław Lewiński, Institute of Town Planning and Architecture Warszawa