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Density Equalizing Distortion of Large Geographic Point Sets

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BAK, Peter, Matthias SCHÄFER, Andreas STOFFEL, Daniel A. KEIM, Itzhak OMER, 2009. Density Equalizing Distortion of Large Geographic Point Sets. In: Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 36(3), pp. 237-250. Available under: doi: 10.1559/152304009788988288

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