Modes of Territorial Occupation by Transport Networks
- Clearly defined and delimited. Road and rail networks
are the most relevant examples of this mode of territorial occupation
with a well established land ownership along their paths. This implies
only one possible use and other functions are not possible. Access
is only available to the modes using the network.
- Vaguely defined and delimited. Most maritime and air
corridors are vaguely defined as they often involve only a right
of way. Multiple use of that space are thus permitted. For instance,
a maritime corridor can overlap a fishing zone. However, air and
port terminals have specific and exclusive land ownership.
- Without definition. In many telecommunication network,
overlapping is frequent and the only authorization required is the
right to broadcast from a specific location using a specific frequency.
Most cellular networks are established by building a number of broadcast
points, each creating its own telecommunication "cell". The overlay
of all these cells creates the illusion of a contiguous service.
"No service" zones are also possible.