Spatial Analysis for Finding the hiding place of Osama bin Laden

Professor of Geography University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), Thomas Gillespie and John Agnew, using spatial analysis to determine the hiding place of Osama bin Laden. They make Osama search model using the same technique to track the animals and migratory patterns.


A number of biological models can be very useful in finding Osama bin Laden.

First called the theory of distance decay (DD). This theory describes the effect of cultural distance or spatial interaction. The possibility of finding other animals decreased exponentially when going further from their homes.

Both called island biogeography (IB), this theory refers to the area of ​​habitat surrounded by areas that can not be habitable.

Through the second way, information about a particular animal will be narrowed in the animal can be found. Through DD, bin Laden is known will not go far from the last place he was known. Through the IB, bin Laden is known to most likely be found in big cities.

Sciencemag.org
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