Spatial Analysis and Modeling in Geographical Transformation Process

GIS-based Applications

  • Yuji Murayama
  • Rajesh Bahadur Thapa

Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 100)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Yuji Murayama, Rajesh B. Thapa
    Pages 1-26
  3. Spatial Scale, Autocorrelation and Neighborhood Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Yaolong Zhao, Yumin Zhang, Yuji Murayama
      Pages 29-44
    3. Changping Zhang, Yuji Murayama
      Pages 45-56
    4. Yaolong Zhao, Yuji Murayama
      Pages 57-74
  4. Urban Analysis: Zonation and Population Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Fatemeh Ahmadi Nejad Masouleh, Yuji Murayama, Todd Wendell Rho’Dess
      Pages 113-132
  5. Land Use and Land Cover Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Rajesh B. Thapa, Yuji Murayama
      Pages 135-151
    3. Yaolong Zhao, Yuji Murayama
      Pages 153-167
    4. Duong Dang Khoi, Yuji Murayama
      Pages 169-190
  6. Multi-criteria GIS Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Rajesh B. Thapa, Frederic Borne, Yuji Murayama
      Pages 193-214
    3. Rajesh B. Thapa, Michiro Kusanagi, Akira Kitazumi, Yuji Murayama
      Pages 235-251
  7. Socio-environmental Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Brandon Manalo Vista, Yuji Murayama
      Pages 275-296
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 297-300

About this book


Currently, spatial analysis is becoming more important than ever because enormous volumes of spatial data are available from different sources, such as GPS, Remote Sensing, and others.

This book deals with spatial analysis and modelling. It provides a comprehensive discussion of spatial analysis, methods, and approaches related to human settlements and associated environment. Key contributions with empirical case studies from Iran, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, and Japan that apply spatial analysis including autocorrelation, fuzzy, voronoi, cellular automata, analytic hierarchy process, artificial neural network, spatial metrics, spatial statistics, regression, and remote sensing mapping techniques are compiled comprehensively. The core value of this book is a wide variety of results with state of the art discussion including empirical case studies.

It provides a milestone reference to students, researchers, planners, and other practitioners dealing the spatial problems on urban and regional issues.


Analytic hierarchy process Applications Artificial neural network Associated environment Cellular automata China Developing Countries Fuzzy GIS Geographic systems Geographical Modelling Geosimulation Human settlements Iran Japan K-order Kenya LIDAR MCA Modelling Nepal Network-Markov model Philippines Regression techniques Simulating geographic processes Spatial Analysis Spatial metrics Spatial statistics Thailand Urban and regional issues Vietnam Voronoi

Editors and affiliations

  • Yuji Murayama
    • 1
  • Rajesh Bahadur Thapa
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Life and Environmenta, Division of Spatial Information ScienceUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  2. 2., Geoenvironmental SciencesUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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