Monitoring Landscape Changes of Rural Townships in the Cold Region of China Using RS, GIS, and Landscape Metrics
Kangli Wu, Hsingfu Kuo, Deyu Zhang
Available Online January 2016.
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- RS, GIS, Landscape metrics, rural township, cold region
- Facing the impact of rapid urbanization and the problems of environmental deterioration, how to manage the development of landscape and green spaces in rural townships has become an important issue in China. However, how and to what extent can the patterns and changes of green spaces in the rural townships be identified and analyzed in an efficient and timely way remains an unsolved research question. Using the selected rural township in the cold region of China the Hutou township as the case setting, this study explicitly examines the changes of landscape patterns and green spaces by employing Remote Sensing (RS), GIS, and landscape indicators. Through a combination of methods including spatial analysis, GIS mapping, and field survey, this study proposes a methodology for systematically monitoring landscape changes in rural townships. After our empirical investigation, this paper reveals several critical problems of landscape management such as a decrease of landscape diversity and an increase in green space fragmentation in the rural township under study. Accordingly, related suggestions on planning actions and policies are provided to improve the situation.
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TY - CONF AU - Kangli Wu AU - Hsingfu Kuo AU - Deyu Zhang PY - 2016/01 DA - 2016/01 TI - Monitoring Landscape Changes of Rural Townships in the Cold Region of China Using RS, GIS, and Landscape Metrics BT - 2015 2nd International Forum on Electrical Engineering and Automation (IFEEA 2015) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 368 EP - 372 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ifeea-15.2016.78 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ifeea-15.2016.78 ID - Wu2016/01 ER -