Intensive Variable and Its Application

  • Xinqi Zheng
  • Chunlu Xue
  • Zhiyuan Yuan

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Xinqi Zheng, Chunlu Xue, Zhiyuan Yuan
    Pages 1-10
  3. Xinqi Zheng, Chunlu Xue, Zhiyuan Yuan
    Pages 11-20
  4. Xinqi Zheng, Chunlu Xue, Zhiyuan Yuan
    Pages 21-34
  5. Xinqi Zheng, Chunlu Xue, Zhiyuan Yuan
    Pages 35-42
  6. Xinqi Zheng, Chunlu Xue, Zhiyuan Yuan
    Pages 43-62
  7. Xinqi Zheng, Chunlu Xue, Zhiyuan Yuan
    Pages 63-71
  8. Xinqi Zheng, Chunlu Xue, Zhiyuan Yuan
    Pages 73-77
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 79-79

About this book


There are still insufficient general theories on the law of diminishing returns, despite 100 years of development. Starting with intensive variables theory, and by utilizing tools of spatiotemporal correlation and intensive functions, moving on to the integrated curve of diminishing returns and intensive theory, and even more importantly, using a combination of static and dynamic GIS, and integrating numerical calculation and spatial optimization, this book not only creates a unique theoretical framework and methodology for the evaluation of land use effect, but also addresses the long-standing lack of universal theories and methods on the law of diminishing returns. It will have far-reaching impacts on the development of this area and its practical application.
The book covers a wide range fields in geography, land science, geographic information science, management science and related areas. Novel theoretical perspectives illustrated with many detailed case studies offer an easier way for readers to expand their research, ensuring that both academic and business audiences will benefit.
Prof. Xinqi Zheng works at the China University of Geosciences (Beijing), People’s Republic of China.


Diminishing Returns GIS(Geographic Information System) Intensified Variable Land Intensive Evaluation Land Optimization Land Use Planning

Authors and affiliations

  • Xinqi Zheng
    • 1
  • Chunlu Xue
    • 2
  • Zhiyuan Yuan
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Land Science and TechnologyChina University of GeosciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.China University of GeosciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.China University of GeosciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-54872-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-54873-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4165
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4173
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