PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2022, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (5): 797-811.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2022.05.005

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Spatial structure and accessibility mode of entertainment industries in Xi’an City

LI Yuxin1,2,3(), XUE Dongqian1,*(), ZHANG Pingyu2,3, SONG Yongyong1   

  1. 1. School of Geography and Tourism, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an 710119, China
    2. Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, CAS, Changchun 130102, China
    3. College of Resources and Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2021-10-21 Revised:2022-01-10 Online:2022-05-28 Published:2022-07-28
  • Contact: XUE Dongqian;
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(41971204);National Natural Science Foundation of China(42071162)


Entertainment industry is increasingly becoming the spatial carrier of residents' modern lifestyle and important symbol of societal transformation. Taking 63 subdistricts in seven districts of Xi'an City as research units, the morphological characteristics, agglomeration level, and hierarchical structure of entertainment space in the city were explored by using kernel density estimation and Ripley's L(d) function. By using the path planning function of the Gaode Map API, the "time-space circle" of different levels of entertainment industry core areas was constructed based on three modes of travel—walking, cars, and public transportation, thus revealing the spatial pattern of entertainment industries in Xi'an based on accessibility. The results show that: 1) On the whole, the entertainment industries in Xi'an showed a spatial distribution pattern of "block agglomeration-axial extension-circular hierarchy". The density hotspots of entertainment space in the main urban area are mainly located in the central area of Zhonglou and Qujiang-Xiaozhai Districts. Cafe and teabar, cinema and theater, and dance hall and bar have significant spatial centrality, and the core area is located in the traditional business district of the central city; Internet cafe, park and amusement park, and fitness center are inlaid by leaps and bounds between the second and third ring roads of the city. 2) The hierarchical structure of entertainment industry center system in Xi'an forms a multi-core development structure with the first-level cores as the main areas, and the core areas of different levels are adjacent to transportation networks. 3) The traffic accessibility circle of entertainment industry core areas extends outward along the traffic corridor, showing a "hub-spoke" expansion trend in different directions, resulting in different levels of scale effect and circular structure. 4) The spatial accessibility modes of various entertainment industries in Xi'an are characterized by "axial symmetry", "hub symmetry", and "overlap-attachment". The development of entertainment industries in the northeast and southwest of the city has lagged behind the process of urban space expansion and population suburbanization.

Key words: entertainment industry, spatial structure, Internet map service, accessibility mode, Xi'an City