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The analysis of land use spatial patterns responded to different geomorphology type: two case studies in Hubei Province, China
Author(s): Yu He; Yaolin Liu; Haiyun Zhao; Xuewen Chen
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Paper Abstract

Land use spatial pattern reflects both the impact of human activities on the process of ecological system and the human activities response to natural condition. Geomorphology condition, which has a close relationship with land use spatial pattern, is a direct and key factor influencing human to use land at the local level. This paper analyses two cases of land use spatial patterns in Hubei province China, Zigui County and Jiayu County, which are exemplary for two different geomorphology conditions, respectively the mountain area and plain model. The land use spatial pattern is analyzed using geographical information system (ArcGIS) and landscape-pattern analysis software (FRAGSTATS 3.3). The results indicate that different land use type has different landscape characteristics. Simultaneity, the same land use type forms different landscape pattern in the dissimilar geomorphology region. Terrain feature, which restrains the possible land use type, is the base for people to decide how to use the land. It is the most direct factor influencing people behavior for land using. Cultivated land is the substratum of landscape class in Plain, while in Mountain area is forestland. Patches of different landscape classes are inlaid the substratum. Comparing with mountain area, there are fewer land use types and inconspicuous substratum of landscape class in plain because of human intensive disturbance. Meanwhile patches in plain possess higher geometrical similarity and lower landscape fragment than in mountain area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7146, Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Advanced Spatial Data Models and Analyses, 714620 (11 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.813165
Show Author Affiliations
Yu He, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Yaolin Liu, Key Lab. of Geographic Information System (China)
Wuhan Univ. (China)
Haiyun Zhao, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Jiangxi Normal Univ. (China)
Xuewen Chen, Wuhan Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7146:
Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Advanced Spatial Data Models and Analyses
Lin Liu; Xia Li; Kai Liu; Xinchang Zhang, Editor(s)

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