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Sustainability 2016, 8(9), 909; doi:10.3390/su8090909

Development and Application of a Planning Support System for Regional Spatial Functional Zoning Based on GIS

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Department of Urban Planning, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
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Laboratory of Digital Human Habitat Studies, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
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Academic Editor: Vincenzo Torretta
Received: 16 July 2016 / Revised: 22 August 2016 / Accepted: 2 September 2016 / Published: 7 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Use of the Environment and Resources)
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Abstract

Regional spatial functional zoning in China is a large-scale strategic planning and requires very advanced planning decision support technology. With respect to spatial functional zoning, the planning support system (PSS) is introduced as one of the most popular computer aided planning systems at the present time in this paper, and is further explained with the example of the latest regional main functional area (RMFA) planning in China. On the Visual Studio.NET visualization development platform, the planning decision model, planning decision method, and GIS are organically integrated and customized by using the component-type secondary development technology of the ArcGIS Engine with the development language VB.NET. Hence, a highly efficient and flexible planning support system of regional main functional areas (RMFA-PSS) is established. It was adopted in the research of the Beijing–Tianjin area in China and accordingly two types of main functional area planning are acquired. The RMFA-PSS offers an efficient and flexible decision support with regard to RMFA planning. The research can provide a reference for further PSS development and applications related to other types of spatial functional zoning. View Full-Text
Keywords: planning support system (PSS); spatial functional zoning; GIS; regional main functional areas (RMFA); Beijing–Tianjin area in China planning support system (PSS); spatial functional zoning; GIS; regional main functional areas (RMFA); Beijing–Tianjin area in China
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Zhang, X.; Hua, Q.; Zhang, L. Development and Application of a Planning Support System for Regional Spatial Functional Zoning Based on GIS. Sustainability 2016, 8, 909.

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