Influence of traffic accessibility on land use based on Landsat imagery and internet map: A case study of the Pearl River Delta urban agglomeration

Autoři: Yongwei Liu aff001;  Xiaoshu Cao aff002;  Jianbin Xu aff002;  Tao Li aff003
Působiště autorů: School of Business, Ludong University, Yantai, Shandong, China aff001;  School of Geography Science and Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China aff002;  Institute of Transport Geography and Spatial Planning, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China aff003
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(12)
Kategorie: Research Article


Taking the Pearl River Delta urban agglomeration, with its rapid economic and social development and dramatic changes in land use, as an example with which to conduct this research, this paper analyzes the influence of traffic accessibility on land use and socioeconomic development by using Internet maps, points of interest (POI), and data about land use and socioeconomic development. The results of this study are as follows: (1) the calculation results of traffic accessibility can reflect the real situation because spatial distribution has an obvious feature of circle-like structure, and the development level of each township has high consistency; (2) major change characteristics in land use are that cultivated and forest lands are decreasing, and construction land is increasing, and it is obvious that the increase of construction land is featured by spatial autocorrelation and clusters of construction areas along the city borders; (3) traffic accessibility has a significant impact on land use status and changes and socioeconomic development, while the number of facilities has weak impact on land use, which is a reflection of advanced infrastructure in the urban agglomeration; and (4) the construction of transport infrastructure promotes the transformation of land use from water to construction land, therefore, more emphasis should be placed on protecting the river system in future infrastructure construction so as to improve the ecological benefits in the river basin.

Klíčová slova:

Human mobility – Internet – Land use – Roads – Spatial autocorrelation – Transportation – Urban areas – Urban ecology


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