MCR-Modified CA–Markov Model for the Simulation of Urban Expansion
AbstractEcosystem balance is an important factor that affects healthy and sustainable urban development. The traditional cellular automata (CA) model considers only a few ecological factors, however, the MCR model can account for ecological factors. In previous studies, few ecological factors were added to the CA model. Thus, the minimal cumulative resistance (MCR) model is combined with the CA and Markov models for the simulation of urban expansion. To verify the reliability of the method, the Wuhan metropolitan area was selected as a representative urban area, and its expansion in the past and future was simulated. Firstly, seven influential factors were selected from the perspective of location theory. The transformation rules of the comprehensive resistance surface followed by the modified CA–Markov model were constructed on the basis of the MCR model. The expansion of the Wuhan metropolitan area in 2013 was simulated on the basis of the 1996 and 2006 maps of land-use status, and the kappa coefficient was used as an index to evaluate the accuracy of the proposed method. Then, the expansion of the Wuhan metropolitan area in 2020 was simulated. Finally, the simulation results obtained with and without the MCR model were compared and analysed from the macro- and micro levels. Results show that the prediction accuracy of the two models differed for ecological regions, such as woodlands and water bodies. The similarities between the regions that were overestimated and underestimated by the MCR-modified CA–Markov model and non-MCR model may be attributed to solution of the land-use transfer matrix with the Markov model. The accuracy of the MCR-modified CA–Markov model for predicting forests, water and other ecological regions was higher than that of the Markov model. Therefore, the proposed MCR-modified CA–Markov model has potential applications in environmentally-conscious urban expansion. View Full-Text
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Li, X.; Wang, M.; Liu, X.; Chen, Z.; Wei, X.; Che, W. MCR-Modified CA–Markov Model for the Simulation of Urban Expansion. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3116.
Li X, Wang M, Liu X, Chen Z, Wei X, Che W. MCR-Modified CA–Markov Model for the Simulation of Urban Expansion. Sustainability. 2018; 10(9):3116.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Xiuquan; Wang, Meizhen; Liu, Xuejun; Chen, Zhuan; Wei, Xiaojian; Che, Weitao. 2018. "MCR-Modified CA–Markov Model for the Simulation of Urban Expansion." Sustainability 10, no. 9: 3116.
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