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A dynamic two-step floating catchment area method for measuring spatial accessibility of day-care centers

Koos Fransen (UGent) , Tijs Neutens (UGent) , Philippe De Maeyer (UGent) and Greet Deruyter (UGent)
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This paper puts forward a dynamic version of the two-step floating catchment area (2SFCA) method, which has gained acceptance in studies on spatial health care accessibility. Current implementations of the 2SFCA method are static in that they consider centroid-based night-time representations of the population. The proposed dynamic enhancement to the 2SFCA approach addresses this limitation by accounting for trip-chaining behavior. The presented method is illustrated in a case study of accessibility of day-care centers in the province East Flanders in Belgium. The results show significant spatial differences in accessibility between the static and dynamic version of the 2SFCA. They highlight the importance of giving heed to more complex travel behavior in cases where the need for detailed accessibility calculations is apparent.
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two-step floating catchment area method, day-care center, accessibility, GIS

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Fransen, Koos, Tijs Neutens, Philippe De Maeyer, and Greet Deruyter. 2015. “A Dynamic Two-step Floating Catchment Area Method for Measuring Spatial Accessibility of Day-care Centers.” In Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Abstracts.
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Fransen, K., Neutens, T., De Maeyer, P., & Deruyter, G. (2015). A dynamic two-step floating catchment area method for measuring spatial accessibility of day-care centers. Association of American Geographers, Annual meeting, Abstracts. Presented at the 2015 Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG).
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Fransen K, Neutens T, De Maeyer P, Deruyter G. A dynamic two-step floating catchment area method for measuring spatial accessibility of day-care centers. Association of American Geographers, Annual meeting, Abstracts. 2015.
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Fransen, Koos, Tijs Neutens, Philippe De Maeyer, et al. “A Dynamic Two-step Floating Catchment Area Method for Measuring Spatial Accessibility of Day-care Centers.” Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Abstracts. 2015. Print.
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  abstract     = {This paper puts forward a dynamic version of the two-step floating catchment area (2SFCA) method, which has gained acceptance in studies on spatial health care accessibility. Current implementations of the 2SFCA method are static in that they consider centroid-based night-time representations of the population. The proposed dynamic enhancement to the 2SFCA approach addresses this limitation by accounting for trip-chaining behavior. The presented method is illustrated in a case study of accessibility of day-care centers in the province East Flanders in Belgium. The results show significant spatial differences in accessibility between the static and dynamic version of the 2SFCA. They highlight the importance of giving heed to more complex travel behavior in cases where the need for detailed accessibility calculations is apparent.},
  author       = {Fransen, Koos and Neutens, Tijs and De Maeyer, Philippe and Deruyter, Greet},
  booktitle    = {Association of American Geographers, Annual meeting, Abstracts},
  keyword      = {two-step floating catchment area method,day-care center,accessibility,GIS},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Chicago, IL, USA},
  title        = {A dynamic two-step floating catchment area method for measuring spatial accessibility of day-care centers},
  year         = {2015},
}