Geografie 1989, 94, 81-88

A Contribution to the Geographical Theory of Settlements

Jan Kára

Geografický ústav ČSAV, Na slupi 14, 128 00 Praha 2, Czechia

The paper treats of the possibilities and the importance of forming comprehensive settlement-geographical theory. Following up the cited works it tries to systematize the basic principles of this theory also from the viewpoint of its model interpretation. The basis of the model construction is the concept of exposition. The paper also deals with the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed approach, with questions of interpretation of model outputs and their relation to the applied sphere.