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Dataset of Hierarchical Scale and Spatial Structure Evolution of Rural Settlement System in Guangdong Province (1990-2020)

YANG Ren1,2,3DENG Yingxian1,3
1 School of Geography and Planning,Sun Yat-sen University,Guangzhou 510006,China2 United Research Institute for Rural Revitalization,Sun Yat-sen University,Guangzhou 510275,China3 Land Research Center,Sun Yat-sen University,Guangzhou 510275,China


Published:Mar. 2024

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Key Words:

rural settlement system,rural rank cumulative size coefficient,agglomeration fractal dimension,Guangdong


By integrating vector data of land use of Guangdong Province and data from the Geospatial Data Cloud with the agglomeration model, the dataset of hierarchical scale and spatial structure evolution of rural settlement system in Guangdong Province (1990-2020) was developed. The dataset includes the following data in Guangdong Province: (1) statistics of rural settlements patches size, 1990-2020; (2) rural rank cumulative size coefficients of 111 counties in 1990 and 2020; (3) agglomeration fractal dimensions of 111 counties in 1990 and 2020. The dataset is archived in .xlsx format, and consists of one data file with data size of 22.2 KB. The analysis paper based on the dataset was published at Acta Geographica Sinica, Vol. 79, No. 2, 2024.

Foundation Item:

National Natural Science Foundation of China (42171193, 41871177); Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province (2020B0202010002); Sun Yat- sen University (22lgqb13)

Data Citation:

YANG Ren, DENG Yingxian. Dataset of Hierarchical Scale and Spatial Structure Evolution of Rural Settlement System in Guangdong Province (1990-2020)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2024.


     [1] Ye, H., Zhuang, D. C. A new method for analyzing the size structure of urban system: Rank cumulative size model [J]. Scientia Geographica Sinica, 2017, 37(6): 825-832.
     [2] Huang, W. Z., Shi, P. J. An empirical study on rank cumulative size model of rural settlements in the Hehuang area [J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2021, 76(6): 1489-1503.
     [3] Liu, J. S., Chen, Y. G. Fractal dimensions of spatial structure of an urban system and the methods of their determination [J]. Geographical Research, 1999, 18(2): 171-178.

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ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 RuralSettlementGuangdong.xlsx 22.27KB