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Quantitative analysis and simulation of land use changes in the Pearl River Delta, China
Author(s): Honghui Zhang; Yongnian Zeng; Bin Zou; Pengfeng Xiao; Deyong Hu; Jianchao Peng
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Paper Abstract

This paper analyzes and simulates the land use changes in the Pearl River Delta, China, using Longgang City as a case study. The region has pioneered the nation in economic development and urbanization process. Tremendous land use changes have been witnessed since the economic reform in 1978. Land use changes are analyzed and simulated by using stochastic cellular automata model, land use trajectories analysis, spatial indices and multi-temporal TM images of Longgang City (TM1987, TM1991, TM1995, TM1999, TM2003, TM2005) in order to understand how urbanization has transformed the non-urban land to urban land and estimate the consequent environment and ecological impacts in this region. The analysis and simulation results show that urban land continues to sprawl along road and fringe of towns, and concomitant to this development is the loss of agricultural land, orchards and fish ponds. This study provides new evidence with spatial details about the uneven land development in the Pearl River Delta.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2007
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6752, Geoinformatics 2007: Remotely Sensed Data and Information, 675236 (26 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.761303
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Honghui Zhang, Central South Univ. (China)
Yongnian Zeng, Central South Univ. (China)
Bin Zou, Central South Univ. (China)
Pengfeng Xiao, Nanjing Univ. (China)
Deyong Hu, Beijing Normal Univ. (China)
Jianchao Peng, Nanjing Agricultural Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6752:
Geoinformatics 2007: Remotely Sensed Data and Information
Weimin Ju; Shuhe Zhao, Editor(s)

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