A DEM Based Semantic Perception of Culture Landscape in the Tourist Destination of the Western Qing Tombs

  • 1. College of Resources and Environment Science, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang 050016, China;
    2. Hebei Key Laboratory of Environmental Change and Ecological Construction, Shijiazhuang 050016, China

Received date: 2012-04-09

  Revised date: 2012-10-09

  Online published: 2012-10-25


Landscape perception plays a basic role in the planning of tourist destination. But there has not been research methods appeared at the micro-scale so far. This paper presents an abstract method for feature point based on the classification of landscape perception. And a calculation model of the semantic meaning perception degree about both single and multiple cultural landscapes is established to solve the perception problems occurred inside the humanistic tourist destination. An empirical research of semantic meaning perception of landscape was realized in the study of The Western Tombs of the Qing dynasty by using the DEM. According to traditional Chinese culture, this paper extracted 78 feature points from different landscape perspectives in 4 representative mausoleums which were given corresponding weights to figure out the perception degrees of the points. And based on the mining of the meaning of the landscapes in the sightseeing route, the viewpoints were designed. It offered a research approach to the quantitative description of landscape perception and method reference to the planning of tourist destination, the design and improvement of landscapes and sightseeing routes. By adopting the thoughts of cartographic generalization and the abstract method of feature point for landscape meaning, this paper established a virtual sight of tourist destination based on DEM and high quality data source to study the cultural landscape meaning perception. The result of this paper provides a foundation of quantitative evaluation of selection of the best sightseeing point of single and multiple cultural landscapes, and it means greatly as a reference in the study of inside cultural landscape of humanistic tourist destination of geo-science. It gives the tourist guides the best places for their explanations and a feasible method for transferring the cultural connotation of humanistic tourist destination to the tourists complementally and abundantly.

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XIE Yan-Jun, LI Ren-Jie-*, FU Hua-Qiang, ZHANG Jun-Hai . A DEM Based Semantic Perception of Culture Landscape in the Tourist Destination of the Western Qing Tombs[J]. Journal of Geo-information Science, 2012 , 14(5) : 576 -583 . DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1047.2012.00576


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