Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2001, Vol. 56 ›› Issue (7s): 64-72.doi: 10.11821/xb20017s010

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The Design and Construction of Digital Atlas of Regional Development in China

WANG Ying-jie, YU Zhuo-yuan, YAN Hong, ZHANG Yan   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences & Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2001-06-10 Revised:2001-07-18 Online:2001-12-25 Published:2001-12-25
  • Supported by:

    The Knowledge Innovation Project of CAS K2CX-2-308-4-2 and CX10G-D00-03-02


This paper discusses several key matters for design and construction of digital atlas for regional development in China, including its contents, database structure, system structure, functionality, and analysis models. The index category system for regional development was researched and constructed, and based on that, the spatial database for national, provincial, prefecture, county and city levels were designed respective to population, economy, urban development, environment, natural resources and regional development. The digital atlas system, designed for the regional information input/output, category, storage, query, statistics, mapping, analysis and management, provides the basic information and modern tool for the decision makers and researchers to analyses regional development problems and making the long-term exploration policy.

Key words: China regional development, digital atlas, index category, database structure, information system