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Mega-regions in China - A spatial analysis of settlement patterns using Earth observation data

Taubenböck, Hannes and Bauer, Philipp and Geiß, Christian and Wurm, Michael (2017) Mega-regions in China - A spatial analysis of settlement patterns using Earth observation data. In: Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) 2017, pp. 1-4. IEEE. Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), 06.-08. März 2017, Dubai, VAE.

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Recent accelerated dynamics of urbanization produce new spatial entities at a new scale. These regions feature superior economic output, productivity, workforce, innovation and markets; conceptualized as mega-regions they consist of an extended network of metropolitane centers. The predominantly visible result at regional scale is the growth and convergence of the built environment into a complex network of once separated cities. Recent developments in Earth observation allow analyzing the settlement patterns at unprecedented geometric resolution. This paper presents a method to identify conjugation lines between relevant urban nodes and to evaluate the degree of settlement continuity (as indicator for convergence of cities). For the case of China, it is shown how nodes within the suggested mega-regions (which are usually classified by economic and demographic measures) feature a distinct spatial connectivity of their settlements. Beyond mega-regions, the analysis allows to identify similar settlement continuities across China hinting at new emerging urban networks.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/111492/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Poster)
Title:Mega-regions in China - A spatial analysis of settlement patterns using Earth observation data
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Taubenböck, Hanneshannes.taubenboeck (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4360-9126
Geiß, ChristianChristian.Geiss (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wurm, Michaelmichael.wurm (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5967-1894
Journal or Publication Title:Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-4
Keywords:urban remote sensing, mega-regions, settlement, pattern, China
Event Title:Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE)
Event Location:Dubai, VAE
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:06.-08. März 2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Remote sensing and geoscience, R - Vorhaben Zivile Kriseninformation und Georisiken (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Geo Risks and Civil Security
Deposited By: Taubenböck, Dr. Hannes
Deposited On:27 Mar 2017 14:22
Last Modified:27 Mar 2017 14:22

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