廖华等:Towards Measuring and Visualizing Sustainable National Power-A Case Study of China and Neighboring Countries
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2015-12-11
Towards Measuring and Visualizing Sustainable National Power-A Case Study of China and Neighboring Countries
作者:Liao, H (Liao, Hua)[ 1,2 ] ; Dong, WH (Dong, Weihua)[ 1,2 ] ; Liu, HP (Liu, Huiping)[ 1,2 ] ; Ge, YJ (Ge, Yuejing)[ 3 ]
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
卷: 4  期: 3  页: 1672-1692
DOI: 10.3390/ijgi4031672
出版年: SEP 2015
 
摘要
This paper presents a new perspective of national power-sustainable national power (SNP)-emphasizing both the traditional comprehensive national power (CNP) and social and environmental sustainability. We propose a measurement to quantify the SNP based on the measurement of comprehensive national power and a sustainable adjusted index. In addition, density-equalizing maps are adopted to visualize the sustainable national power of countries in order to gain a better understanding for its current state and future development from a cartographic perspective. China and its neighboring countries are selected as a case study area. The results show that China outperforms other countries in most of the CNP dimensions but performs poorly in various SNP-adjusted dimensions within the study area. The composite score shows that China is with the highest regional SNP, followed by Japan, Russia, South Korea and India. Furthermore, time series of cartograms reveal evidence showing power transitions among countries. In addition, the effectiveness of cartograms for cartographic communication is discussed.
 
通讯作者地址: Dong, WH (通讯作者)
Beijing Normal Univ, Beijing Key Lab Remote Sensing Environm & Digital, State Key Lab Remote Sensing Sci, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China.
地址:
[ 1 ] Beijing Normal Univ, Beijing Key Lab Remote Sensing Environm & Digital, State Key Lab Remote Sensing Sci, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China
[ 2 ] Beijing Normal Univ, Sch Geog, State Key Lab Remote Sensing Sci, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China
[ 3 ] Beijing Normal Univ, Sch Geog, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China