If you are experiencing problems downloading PDF or HTML fulltext, our helpdesk recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again. If you need help in clearing your cache, please click here . Still need help? Email help@ingentaconnect.com

Comparative tempo-spatial pattern analysis: CTSPA

$61.74 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:


A new method is illustrated for describing the characteristics of urban pattern changes over different time periods. This method employs vector geometry, paired centroids, shared boundary lines, and overlain polygons. Three new statistics are proposed for characterizing local polygon feature changes in quantity, shape, and size. These statistics are standardized, based on conventional theories from urban geography such as directional concentric zones and user-designated corridors to document both regional and global patterns of land-use change. This method is used to analyse land-use changes in metropolitan Detroit between 1990 and 2000. The Detroit case study indicates that the CTSPA statistics are effective in describing urban spatial pattern changes and in characterizing the evolution of discrete urban landscapes over selected periods.

Keywords: Comparative Tempo-Spatial Pattern Analysis (CTSPA); GIS; Landscape fragmentation; Urban morphology; Vector-based spatial statistics

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658810600894265

Affiliations: 1: Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA,Center for Ecological Research, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China 2: Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA

Publication date: January 1, 2007

More about this publication?
Related content

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more