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Spatial pattern of rural settlements in the upper reaches of the Minjiang River
Feng Wenlan; Li Ainong
Corresponding AuthorFeng, WL
AbstractA quantitative analysis of the spatial pattern of rural settlements in the upper reaches of the Minjiang River was made with the major data sources being the relevant ETM image and the national geographical database of China (including contour line, river and road) at the scale Of 1:250 000, and using image interpretation and field investigation to obtain spatial information on rural settlements. The results of the spatial analysis technique of GIS and correlation analysis showed that most settlements (78.2 %) were located in the mountain area at 1500 similar to 2700 in altitude, and almost half in the and valley area. More than 80.0 % of settlements had their slopes above 15 degrees. Most settlements had good access to water resources, roads and communications, and tended to cluster close to the road network rather than the river. About half of the rural settlements in the study area were relatively concentrated, while the others were decentralized. Those with higher altitude usually had land with steep slope, inconvenient water and road accesses, and were located far apart from each other. In view of such a situation, further research should be done to make reasonable countermeasures on these settlements for better living conditions and ecosystem stability.
KeywordRural Settlement Spatial Pattern Gis Maoxian County Chinaiver
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine
WOS Subject ExtendedEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
Indexed BySCI
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000254540200004
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Document Type期刊论文
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2007_Vol4 No.2
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Chengdu Inst Mt Hazards & Environm, Chengdu 610041, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Sch, Beijing 100039, Peoples R China
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Feng Wenlan,Li Ainong. Spatial pattern of rural settlements in the upper reaches of the Minjiang River[J]. JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2007,4(2):146-154.
APA Feng Wenlan,&Li Ainong.(2007).Spatial pattern of rural settlements in the upper reaches of the Minjiang River.JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,4(2),146-154.
MLA Feng Wenlan,et al."Spatial pattern of rural settlements in the upper reaches of the Minjiang River".JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE 4.2(2007):146-154.
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