A modified Ripley's K function to detecting spatial pattern of urban system

This paper uses a modified Ripley's K function to examine the spatial evolution of urban system in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) of China during the period of 1980-2010. Furthremore, we examine whether coastlines and provincial borders benefit the concentration of city location or size distribution in this region. The results show that: (1) the spatial… CONTINUE READING