Are Euclidean Distance and Network Distance Related ?


  • K. Mert Cubukcu Dokuz Eylul University
  • Hatcha Taha Dokuz Eylul University



Although spatial distance is a very important concept for a wide variety of disciplines including social, natural, and information sciences, the methods used to measure spatial distance are not directly expressed and fully explained. In this study, we calculate and compare Euclidean distances and network distances for 10 randomly selected European cities. On the contrary to the findings reported in past research, we find that there is not a global straight forward relation between the Euclidian distance and network distance.

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Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: Euclidean distance; network distance; network analysis

Author Biographies

K. Mert Cubukcu, Dokuz Eylul University

Department of City and Regional Planning

Full Professor

Hatcha Taha, Dokuz Eylul University

The GraduateSchool of Natural and Apllied Sciences


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How to Cite

Cubukcu, K. M., & Taha, H. (2016). Are Euclidean Distance and Network Distance Related ?. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(4), 167-175.