Study on Gradient Variation of Landscape Spatial Pattern in the Urban Area of Zhuhai City

  • 1. College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Minzu University of China, Beijing 100081, China;
    2. Institute of Remote Sensing and GIS, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China;
    3. SUPD, Peking University, Shenzhen 518055, China

Received date: 2011-09-19

  Revised date: 2012-12-17

  Online published: 2013-04-18


Based on RS images, field survey, and statistics data, this paper analyzed the variation rules of landscape spatial pattern in different gradients in the urban area of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, by using landscape pattern indexes and spatial gradient statistical analysis with the support of ArcGIS. The results showed that over the past 15 years, while the area of urban building, road and forest had been increasing, the area of farmland, bare land, water, shrub and beaches decreased gradually. The change of landscape pattern showed that urbanization was obvious in rural-urban fringe zone. The fact that the building area deceased and that the farmland area increased with the spatial sample moving from city centre to outer city showed that the gradient directions of urbanization were obvious. Via the analysis of the gradient variation of landscape spational pattern, we can quantitatively analyze the process of urbanization in Zhuhai. The study is significant to the urban planning and management of Zhuhai both theoretically and practically.

Cite this article

Guo-Luo, DU Shi-Hong, SUN Hao-Ming, DING Chao . Study on Gradient Variation of Landscape Spatial Pattern in the Urban Area of Zhuhai City[J]. Journal of Geo-information Science, 2013 , 15(2) : 307 -313 . DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1047.2013.00307


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