Sensors 2008, 8(9), 5975-5986; doi:10.3390/s8095975
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Integrated Evaluation of Urban Development Suitability Based on Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques – A Case Study in Jingjinji Area, China

State Key Lab of Resources and Environmental Information System, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
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Received: 27 July 2008; in revised form: 15 September 2008 / Accepted: 20 September 2008 / Published: 25 September 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring)
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Abstract: Jingjinji area (namely Beijing, Tianjin and He Bei Province) is one of the three largest regional economic communities in China. Urban expansion has sped up in the past 20 years in this area due to the rapid economic and population growth. Evaluating the landuse suitability for urban growth on a regional scale is an urgent need, because the most suitable areas and the most suitable scale of urban growth can thus be determined accordingly. In order to meet this requirement, remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) techniques were adopted, and an integrated evaluating model was developed supported by AHP method. The integrated urban development suitability index (UDSI) was calculated using this model. According to the UDSI result, the spatial distribution of urban development suitability and its driving forces were analyzed. Urban boundaries in 1995, 2000 and 2005, which were derived from Landsat TM/ETM+ satellite data, were overlaid on the UDSI map, and the suitable urban develop tendency in this area were discussed. The result of this study indicated that integrated evaluation of urban development could be conducted in an operational way using remote sensing data, GIS spatial analysis technique and AHP modeling method.
Keywords: Urban development; Jingjinji area; Remote sensing; GIS

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Dong, J.; Zhuang, D.; Xu, X.; Ying, L. Integrated Evaluation of Urban Development Suitability Based on Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques – A Case Study in Jingjinji Area, China. Sensors 2008, 8, 5975-5986.

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Dong J, Zhuang D, Xu X, Ying L. Integrated Evaluation of Urban Development Suitability Based on Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques – A Case Study in Jingjinji Area, China. Sensors. 2008; 8(9):5975-5986.

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Dong, Jiang; Zhuang, Dafang; Xu, Xinliang; Ying, Lei. 2008. "Integrated Evaluation of Urban Development Suitability Based on Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques – A Case Study in Jingjinji Area, China." Sensors 8, no. 9: 5975-5986.

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