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Journal of Sensors - Volume 2017 2017, Article ID 9281201, 10 pages - https:-doi.org-10.1155-2017-9281201

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School of Geographic Sciences, Xinyang Normal University, No. 237 Nanhu Road, Xinyang 464000, China

School of Resource and Environmental Sciences, Wuhan University, No. 129 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, China

Shanghai Municipal Institute of Surveying and Mapping, No. 419 Wuning Road, Shanghai 200063, China

School of Geo-Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Central Campus, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH89XP, UK

School of Resources and Environment, Anhui Agricultural University, No. 130 Changjiang West Road, Hefei 230036, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Zongyi He

Received 13 October 2016; Revised 26 February 2017; Accepted 22 March 2017; Published 13 April 2017

Academic Editor: Eduard Llobet

Copyright © 2017 Yong Fan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Urbanization reflects the overall behavior of human society; thus, characterization of its associated spatial and temporal trends has been extensively researched. This study examines the process of urban expansion in the Huaihe River Basin HRB which is a key transition region within China’s urban system. In order to grasp the urban expansion process in different temporal sequences objectively, rapidly, and accurately, we used remote sensing data to assess the urban expansion in time and space. Urban expansion rules were defined for the urban area, urbanization intensification, extended dynamic degree, and spatial pattern. The research findings show that the urban area expansion speed was at medium level throughout the entire HRB and within each province. Presently, the formation of a whole urban agglomeration or urban system is not complete in the HRB; urban expansion in the HRB displayed space-time disequilibrium tendencies during 1998–2013.

Author: Yong Fan, Xi Zhu, Zongyi He, Shengdi Zhang, Junbo Gao, Feiyan Chen, Xiaolin Peng, and Junli Li

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/


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