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Using GIS to quantify mountains in China
January/February 2010 (vol. 12 no. 1)
pp. 36-43
Xiaobo Jiang, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Wei Ji, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hongcheng Zeng, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Leiting Chen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Studying the natural resources, environment, and socioeconomic development of China's mountain areas is difficult without a clear quantification of those mountains. Quantification is also essential for developing digital mountains. Using GIS and the digital elevation model, this research effort quantified and classified China's mountains according to domestic and international criteria.

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Index Terms:
topography (Earth),agriculture,ecology,fuzzy set theory,geographic information systems,ecological suitability,GIS,fuzzy sets,olive tree cultivation,Sichuan province,geographic information system,spatial analysis functions,amelioration data,climate,soil,topography,Geographic Information Systems,Humans,Ecosystems,Hazards,Sustainable development,Agriculture,Soil,Floods,Terrain factors,Cultural differences,digital mountains,Mountains,digital elevation model,geographic information system
Citation:
Xiaobo Jiang, Wei Ji, Hongcheng Zeng, Leiting Chen, "Using GIS to quantify mountains in China," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 36-43, Jan.-Feb. 2010, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2010.18
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