Welcome to Zone Design Systems Areal Units to Zones algorithms

What is Zone Design Studio?

ZDS is a set of computational algorithms, which seeks to optimise objective functions such as similarity or target population sizes, zone compactness and social homogeneity, while grouping a large number of areal units into a smaller number of output areas (zones). The ZDS is consisted of the following applications:

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