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GIS Spatial Analysis Modeling for Land Use Change. A Bibliometric Analysis of the Intellectual Base and Trends

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Military University of Technology, 2 gen. S. Kaliskiego St., 00-908 Warsaw 46, Poland
Geosciences 2020, 10(11), 421; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10110421
Received: 22 September 2020 / Revised: 20 October 2020 / Accepted: 23 October 2020 / Published: 25 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue A GIS Spatial Analysis Model for Land Use Change)
The paper aimed to express the cognitive and intellectual structure of research executed in the field of GIS-based land use change modeling. An exploration of the Web of Science database showed that research in GIS spatial analysis modeling for land use change began in the early 1990s and has continued since then, with a substantial growth in the 21st century. By science mapping methods, particularly co-coupling, co-citation, and citation, as well as bibliometric measures, like impact indices, this study distinguishes the most eminent authors, institutions, countries, and journals in GIS-based land use change modeling. The results showed that GIS-based analysis of land use change modeling is a multi- and interdisciplinary research topic, as reflected in the diversity of WoS research categories, the most productive journals, and the topics analyzed. The highest impact on the world sciences in the field have can be attributed to European Universities, particularly from The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and Great Britain. However, China and the United States published the highest number of research papers. View Full-Text
Keywords: science mapping; bibliometrics; systematic literature review; land use change; GIS; spatial analysis; land use change drivers; land use change consequences science mapping; bibliometrics; systematic literature review; land use change; GIS; spatial analysis; land use change drivers; land use change consequences
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Bielecka, E. GIS Spatial Analysis Modeling for Land Use Change. A Bibliometric Analysis of the Intellectual Base and Trends. Geosciences 2020, 10, 421. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10110421

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Bielecka, Elzbieta. 2020. "GIS Spatial Analysis Modeling for Land Use Change. A Bibliometric Analysis of the Intellectual Base and Trends" Geosciences 10, no. 11: 421. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10110421

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