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Land consolidation and GIS application in Xinjiang, China
Author(s): Junfang Huang; Ranghui Wang; Huizhi Zhang
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Paper Abstract

The growing concern about land resource management and the associated decline in land quality have led to the attention of land consolidation in many countries. Land consolidation is a tool for improving the effectiveness of land cultivation and may improve land productivity and possibly also the total factor productivity if it induces and enhances technical progress and increases scale economies. Land consolidation can also improve labor productivity to supporting rural development. Consolidation deals with a large number of phenomena, such as fields, roads, and land use, all of which exhibit characteristic forms and patterns which can be analyzed as to their existing spatial organization, or as to their changing spatial organization through time. This Paper put forward some approaches and advices about carrying out the principles of the agro-land consolidation, guiding the ideology, developing the strategy and tidying up the farmland. Firstly, the main conception and methodology of land consolidation are described. Then, the strengths and weaknesses of land consolidation in their process are discussed. Finally, as an example, through analyzing of the present condition and potential of land use and landscape in Beitun Oasis, China, a discussion and conclusions on land consolidation aided by GIS are presented. This will certainly play an exemplary role in the similar areas of north-west arid zone of China.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 January 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6411, Agriculture and Hydrology Applications of Remote Sensing, 64111S (11 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.693805
Show Author Affiliations
Junfang Huang, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (China)
Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Ranghui Wang, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (China)
Huizhi Zhang, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6411:
Agriculture and Hydrology Applications of Remote Sensing
Robert J. Kuligowski; Jai S. Parihar; Genya Saito, Editor(s)

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