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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2016, 5(9), 150; doi:10.3390/ijgi5090150

The Socio-Spatial Distribution of Leisure Venues: A Case Study of Karaoke Bars in Nanjing, China

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Department of Geographic Information Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
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Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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Jiangsu Center for Collaborative Innovation in Geographical Information Resource Development and Application, Nanjing 210023, China
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Academic Editors: Mahmoud R. Delavar and Wolfgang Kainz
Received: 13 June 2016 / Accepted: 19 August 2016 / Published: 25 August 2016
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Abstract

With the development of service industry and cultural industry, urban leisure and entertainment services have become an important symbol of the city and the driving force of economic and social development. Karaoke, a typical form of urban entertainment, is immensely popular throughout China, and the number of karaoke bars is expected to keep growing in the future. However, little is known about their spatial distribution in the urban space and their association with other location-specific factors. Based on the geospatial entity data and business statistics data, we demonstrate a clustered pattern of 530 karaoke bars in Nanjing by means of point pattern analysis and cluster analysis in GIS. Furthermore, we identify the distribution of population, transportation network, and commercial centers as the three determinants underlying the formation of the pattern. View Full-Text
Keywords: socio-spatial distribution; karaoke bar; leisure venue; China socio-spatial distribution; karaoke bar; leisure venue; China
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Cui, C.; Wang, J.; Wu, Z.; Ni, J.; Qian, T. The Socio-Spatial Distribution of Leisure Venues: A Case Study of Karaoke Bars in Nanjing, China. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2016, 5, 150.

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