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Dataset of Urban Development Level in the Taihu Lake Basin Based on Nighttime Light Images (2000-2010)

QIAO Xuning1GU Yangyang2ZOU Changxin2HUANG Xianfeng3HU Tao4
1 School of Surveying and Land Information Engineering,Henan Polytechnic University,Jiaozuo 454003,China2 Nanjing Institute of Environmental Science,Ministry of Environmental Protection,Nanjing 210042,China3 Guizhou Institute of Environmental Sciences Research and Design,Guiyang 550018,China4 Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences,Beijing 100012,China


Published:Dec. 2018

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Key Words:

urban development level index,Nighttime light image,Taihu Lake basin,Acta Ecologica Sinica


Based on DMSP/OLS stable nighttime light images, we used the invariant target method to calibrate these images in the Taihu Lake Basin (TLB). Referring to the concept of land use degree, we put forward the index of urban development level (UDL), and validated the index of urban development level using four indicators: the gross domestic product, the non-agricultural population, the area of built-up areas and the proportion of non-agricultural population. Then, we analyzed the trend of urban development in TLB from 2000 to 2010. The results show that the UDL index based on night light data can reflect the characteristics of urban development, such as economic level, urban boundary expansion, the proportion of non-agricultural population, and effectively characterize the phenomenon of urban expansion. The dataset consist of yearly UDL data in the TLB from 2000 to 2010. The spatial resolution is 1 km. The dataset is archived in .tif format with data size of 6.21 MB (compressed to one single file with data size of 313 KB). The analysis paper based on this dataset was published at Acta Ecologica Sinica, Vol. 38, No. 16, 2018.

Foundation Item:

Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China (2017YFC0506606, 2016YFC0502106); National Social Science Foundation of China (14BJY021); Henan Projects for Colleges and Universities (2018-YXXZ-07, 2014GGJS-044, 2016-CXTD-04)

Data Citation:

QIAO Xuning, GU Yangyang, ZOU Changxin, HUANG Xianfeng, HU Tao. Dataset of Urban Development Level in the Taihu Lake Basin Based on Nighttime Light Images (2000-2010)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2018.

Gu, Y. Y., Qiao, X. N., Lin, N. F., et al. Urban development level dataset based on nighttime light images for Taihu Lake Basin [J]. Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery, 2019, 3(1): 76–82. DOI: 10.3974/geodp.2019.01.11.

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