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    Author(s): Seong-Hoon Cho; David H. Newman
    Date: 2005
    Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Vol. 7: 732-744
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    This article examines patterns of rural land development and density using spatial econometric models with the application of Geographical Information System (GIS). The cluster patterns of both development and high-density development indicate that the spatially continuous expansions of development and high-density development exist in relatively remote rural areas. The results also revealed that a closer distance to roads, a closer distance to cities, greater access to streams and rivers, higher elevations, and greater proportions of flat area are valued highly in rural land development.

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    Citation

    Cho, Seong-Hoon; Newman, David H. 2005. Spatial analysis of rural land development. Forest Policy and Economics, Vol. 7: 732-744

    Keywords

    Spatial, cluster, GIS, development, density, rural

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