TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 1997, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (3): 238-242.

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A STUDY ON THE URBAN PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM OF SMALL CITIES IN GUANGDONG PROVINCE

Ye Shuning, Zhang Hong'ou, Li Yun   

  1. Guangzhou Institute of Geography, Guangzhou 510070
  • Received:1997-03-01 Online:1997-01-30 Published:1997-01-30

Abstract:

The quick development of economy has speeded up the urbanization in Guangdong Province. The traditional method of urban planning and management dose not suit the rapid urban development. Application of GIS is an effective method to improve urban planning and management. When building urban planning and management infomation system(UPMIS)for small cities,the characteristics of small cities and the users' actual demands should be considered. The UPMIS should have the following functions:data input and editing,mapping,data query and statistics,overlay,aided dicision making,etc. The UPMIS of Xinhui City,which is taken as an example,is characterized by comprehensive management of map and its attributes,convenient and flexible data query,easy operation and relatively less capital outlay,and the system is favourable to spreading. The process of automation of planning and management in the city would be promoted.

Key words: Small city, Urban planning and management, GIS