Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2011, Vol. 66 ›› Issue (6): 805-812.doi: 10.11821/xb201106009

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Spatial Structure of Commodity Market Based on Space Syntax: The Case of Yiwu International Trade Mart

CHEN Huajie, SHI Yishao   

  1. Department of Surveying and Mapping Science and Technology, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
  • Received:2010-11-10 Revised:2011-04-08 Online:2011-06-20 Published:2011-06-20
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40371034

Abstract: As a quantitative spatial analysis method, space syntax has been widely applied in many fields of urban design and architecture, however, there are less application studies for spatial structure and layout of the commodity trading markets. This paper quantitatively analyzes inner spatial structure characteristics for the Yiwu International Trade Mart through the integrated approach of GIS and space syntax, and discusses the application of space syntax in the study on spatial structure and form of the commodity trading markets. The results show that: (1) the overall spatial structure and layout of the Yiwu International Trade Mart have lower spatial intelligibility; (2) some local areas and entrances have poor convenience; (3) accessibility for several accessorial facilities is not perfect. For these deficiencies, the paper proposes some optimal recommendations. In addition, the paper provides a reference for planning and design of other commodity markets.

Key words: space syntax, GIS, spatial structure and form, Yiwu International Trade Mart