Measuring City Centralities Based on the Train Network of China

  • 1. Institute of Remote Sensing and GIS, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China;
    2. 75719 Troops, Wuhan 430074, China;
    3. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China

Received date: 2011-08-06

  Revised date: 2011-12-29

  Online published: 2012-02-24


Using centrality measures, in this research we analyzed the cities statuses in China's railway network. First, according to the L space model we built the railway network based on a train schedule. Second, different centrality measures, including degree centrality, closeness centrality and betweenness centrality, were adopted to evaluate the cities in the railway network. Finally, we investigated the patterns of different centrality measures in the network to reveal the relationship between the structure of train network and urban development.

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ZHONG Ke, XIAO Yu, XU Jun, MA Fuguang, LIU Yu, WU Lun . Measuring City Centralities Based on the Train Network of China[J]. Journal of Geo-information Science, 2012 , 14(1) : 85 -93 . DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1047.2012.00085


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