PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2008, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (6): 76-81.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2008.06.011

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Suitability Evaluation of Regional Development Direction Based on GIS Technology: A case study of Dalian City

WANG Li, HAN Zenglin   

  1. Marine Economy and Sustainable Development Center, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, Liaoning, China
  • Received:2008-08-01 Revised:2008-10-01 Online:2008-11-25 Published:2008-11-25


Different regions have different leading industry directions and regional combination models. It is an important task of regional planning to choose the most appropriate industry development direction and the combination model according to the conclusion of suitability evaluation for regional development direction. Obviously, the suitability evaluation for regional development direction is the foundation of regional industry layout and combination model plan. This paper, taking Dalian as a case study, discusses the theory, work route, technical link and expression of suitability evaluation for regional development direction systematically from two aspects of quantitative and qualitative analyses, on the basis of defining related concepts and principles of the suitability evaluation work of single factor and comprehensive factors supported by popular and general GIS technology.

Key words: Dalian City, GIS, regional development direction, suitability evaluation