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Urban Fringe Division and Feature Analysis Based on the Multi-criterion Judgment

  • Institute of Geography Science and Plan, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China

Received date: 2010-09-06

  Revised date: 2010-12-14

  Online published: 2011-04-29


On the basis of summarizing the predecessor's research, this article proposes the urban characteristic attribute concept, and constructs a set of evaluation index system and urban fringe division method based on the multi-criterion judgment. Using the accumulation frequency histogram and the K Means space cluster method, the urban fringe division standard is identified, and finally the urban fringe division result of the Guangzhou City is obtained. The result shows that, the urban fringe areas are mainly distributed around the main city zone and some center town zones, radiatively distributed along with the city transportation lines, and the average urban characteristic attribute is 0.292. The urban fringe area accounts for 46.73% of the total area of Guangzhou, mainly distributing in Panyu, Baiyun and Huadu districts, and is 76. 511% of the total urban fringe area. The Haizhu and Liwan's urban fringe shape is compact, with the compactness index being 4.1272 and 3.4725 respectively. The Baiyun, Panyu and Huadu's urban fringe shape is fragmentized, with compactness index being 7.8472, 7.1993 and 7.5255 respectively.

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WANG Hai-ying, ZHANG Xin-chang, KANG Ting-jun, ZHAO Yuan . Urban Fringe Division and Feature Analysis Based on the Multi-criterion Judgment[J]. JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES, 2011 , 26(4) : 703 -714 . DOI: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2011.04.016


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