Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2018, Vol. 73 ›› Issue (4): 666-676.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201804006

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Theory and methodology of transportation development and location measures

WANG Jiao'e1,2,JIAO Jingjuan3,HUANG Jie1(),JIN Fengjun1,2   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    2. College of Resources and Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
    3. School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
  • Received:2018-01-29 Online:2018-04-20 Published:2018-04-10


Variations of locational conditions caused by transport infrastructure construction largely promoted the agglomeration of production factors and the local economy and reshaped the regional structure. Hence, measuring transport location has become one of the fundamental topics in geography. Recently, along with transport development, as well as the emergence of new technology, new models, new factors and new industrial forms, the locational conditions have been reconstructed and individual travel concept and patterns changed. The existing research on measuring transport location considers not only the location in the geographic context in terms of the spatial location and transport infrastructure network but also the location in the flow of space concerning the network connectivity, reliability and travel convenience. The research objects changed from various locations to the micro-location regarding group travel characteristics and differences at the individual level. The research contents included door-to-door trips in the accessibility of transport networks. Meanwhile, techniques of big data and GIS-T methods make measuring transport location more accurate.

Key words: location, information technology, big data, complex network, GIS