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A GIS-Based Web Approach for Serving Land Price Information

School of Environment Science and Spatial Informatics, China University of Mining and Technology, Daxue Road No.1, Xuzhou 221116, China
Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria St., Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
Low Carbon Energy Institute, China University of Mining and Technology, Daxue Road No.1, Xuzhou 221116, China
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Academic Editor: Wolfgang Kainz
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2015, 4(4), 2078-2093;
Received: 30 August 2015 / Revised: 7 October 2015 / Accepted: 12 October 2015 / Published: 19 October 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bridging the Gap between Geospatial Theory and Technology)
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Participants in the land market are usually hampered to browse and analyze the land price information due to the lack of information sources and available analysis tools. A service-oriented GIS-based web system was developed to provide a practical solution, its essential data sources contain basic geographic elements and benchmark land price (BLP)-related information. Core models for land price analysis were implemented, including land price index, spatial distribution, and parcel appraisal. The system was developed based on a four-level Browse Server (B/S) architecture using GIS and web service technologies, which enables the publishing, browsing, and analysis of the land price information via the Internet. With effective functionalities, the system has been employed in a project for updating BLP in a case study city located in China. The main advantage of the GIS-based web approach lies in its integration of spatial-temporal analysis models and web GIS technology, which allows more investors and administrators with limited domain knowledge to obtain further understanding on the change pattern and spatial distribution of land price by an online means. The experience in the case study city demonstrates that the approach has strong practicality for land price information services. View Full-Text
Keywords: GIS; system development; benchmark land price; analysis model; web technology GIS; system development; benchmark land price; analysis model; web technology

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Yang, Y.; Sun, Y.; Li, S.; Zhang, S.; Wang, K.; Hou, H.; Xu, S. A GIS-Based Web Approach for Serving Land Price Information. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2015, 4, 2078-2093.

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