PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2008, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (6): 25-31.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2008.06.004

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Study on the Rational Distribution of the Rural Residential Land in Nanyue District of Hengyang

WANG Ting1, ZHOU Guohua2, YANG Yan2   

  1. 1. College of Public Administration, Nanjing Agriculture University, Nanjing 210095, China;
    2. College of Resource and Environment Science, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081, China
  • Received:2008-08-01 Revised:2008-10-01 Online:2008-11-25 Published:2008-11-25


The rapid progress in the urbanization level and the construction of a new socialist countryside formed a tremendous pressure on the construction land supply and the protection of farmland. Rural residential land areas are scattered sites in disorder at present, which makes it possible to use the existing potential for the extensive excavation of construction and occupation of less farmland. Taking Nanyue District as a case, this paper studies the rural residential land by using GIS spatial analysis, landscape index analysis and other methods. It also analyzes the three main influencing factors, including socioeconomic environment, natural environment and production environment, on rural residential land distribution. Based on the analysis of the influencing factors, the authors put forward some suggestions on the adjustment of the distribution of rural residential land.

Key words: distribution, GIS spatial analysis, landscape index, Nanyue District of Hengyang, rural residential land