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The first book fully elaborates intensified theory and method
Solves the visualization of computing problems of diminishing returns in the past 100 years
Integrates GIS (Geographic Information System) and intensified evaluation method
Offers comprehensive case studies that could be applied to various circumstance
There are still insufficient general theories on the law of diminishing returns, despite 100 years of development. Starting with intensive variables theory, and by utilizing tools of spatiotemporal correlation and intensive functions, moving on to the integrated curve of diminishing returns and intensive theory, and even more importantly, using a combination of static and dynamic GIS, and integrating numerical calculation and spatial optimization, this book not only creates a unique theoretical framework and methodology for the evaluation of land use effect, but also addresses the long-standing lack of universal theories and methods on the law of diminishing returns. It will have far-reaching impacts on the development of this area and its practical application. The book covers a wide range fields in geography, land science, geographic information science, management science and related areas. Novel theoretical perspectives illustrated with many detailed case studies offer an easier way for readers to expand their research, ensuring that both academic and business audiences will benefit. Prof. Xinqi Zheng works at the China University of Geosciences (Beijing), People’s Republic of China.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Diminishing Returns - GIS(Geographic Information System) - Intensified Variable - Land Intensive Evaluation - Land Optimization - Land Use Planning