Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2014, Vol. 69 ›› Issue (4): 541-552.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201404010

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Spatial distribution characteristics and hot zone patterns of entertainment industry in Xi’an

XUE Dongqian, HUANG Jing, MA Beibei, KANG Yali   

  1. College of Tourism and Environment, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an 710062, China
  • Received:2013-05-25 Revised:2013-12-26 Online:2014-04-20 Published:2014-04-20
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41371132;No.41301170;National Social Science Foundation of China, No.10XJL0015;Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, No.GK201401006

Abstract: Adopting three spatial analysis methods, including vector data symbolization, exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA) and Kriging spatial interpolations, this paper researches on spatial distribution characteristics of entertainment industry of Xi'an city in 2011, respectively from aspects of scale grades, degree of concentration, hot zones and their spatial patterns. The results show that: (1) the overall characteristic of entertainment industry is that the south, the west, and the inner of Xi'an are high-density areas, and the north, the east, and the outer parts are low-density areas. The entertainment venues are mainly concentrated in the circle which is centered on Bell Tower and taking the straight-line distance between Bell Tower and Qujiang New District (about 7 km) as the radius. The spatial distribution of sub-categories of entertainment venues are broadly in line with the overall spatial characteristics, but show some specificity. (2) High-high areas are mainly continuously located in the traditional habitations and urban-industry flourishing areas in the south of Xi'an, while the low-low areas are mainly dispersed in urban fringe areas, or in some special areas within the city. (3) Four spatial aggregated hot zones of entertainment industry can be built by spatial interpolation analysis. Based on comprehensive analysis of regional hardware and software conditions, these hot zones can be identified into four patterns: business and tourism hot zone in traditional urban center, educational and recreation hot zone based on aggregated cultural industry, technology and high-end business hot zone based on aggregated new technological industry, and new urban district hot zone pushed by multiple resources. Conclusions of this study will be beneficial to explore location laws and preferences of emerging industries from spatial perspective, and could provide references for rational distribution and planning of entertainment industries in practice.

Key words: spatial pattern, spatial distribution characteristics, entertainment industry, hot zones, Xi’an