Spatial Analysis and Simulation

  • Tao Pei
  • Jun Xu
  • Jianhua Gong
  • Xiaoping Liu
  • Jianghao Wang
  • Shihong Du
  • Chengzhi Qin
  • Lin Yang
  • You Wan
Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)


The chapter provides a historical perspective on recent methodological developments and theoretical insights in the theme of spatial analysis and simulation. The research questions and how they developed are first described. Contributions of different countries to this theme are then assessed in light of bibliometric results, followed by the analysis on the role of NSFC in supporting the research. Five key topics are refined based on the bibliometric result of keywords and reviewed systematically: the geo-ontology, spatial relationship analysis, the spatial estimation, the spatial simulation and the geovisualization. The future direction and dissimilarities between domestic research and overseas are also summarized in the end.


Geo-ontology Spatial relationship Spatio-temporal analysis Spatial estimation Spatial simulation Geovisualization Virtual geographic environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tao Pei
    • 2
  • Jun Xu
    • 2
  • Jianhua Gong
    • 1
  • Xiaoping Liu
    • 3
  • Jianghao Wang
    • 2
  • Shihong Du
    • 5
  • Chengzhi Qin
    • 2
  • Lin Yang
    • 2
  • You Wan
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital EarthChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources ResearchChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Sun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  4. 4.Wuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  5. 5.Peking UniversityBeijingChina

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