EVALUATION ON URBAN LAND EXPANSION QUALITY OF QINGDAO CITY FROM 2010 TO 2018
Keywords: Urban land expansion, spatiotemporal pattern, Qingdao city
Abstract. With the process of people moving from rural to urban area, the urban land boundary expanded significantly. In this paper, the urban land areas of Qingdao were extracted by using remote sensing images from 2010 to 2018. The spatiotemporal pattern of urban expansion in Qingdao city was revealed. Furthermore, the land cover type of the urban expansion area and urbanization rate were also analyzed to study the quality of urban expansion in different counties. It has shown that over 95% land cover types are impervious in the build-up areas of Qingdao, e.g. Shibei and Shinan district. However, there are more forest and water land exist in the suburban counties. The urban land expansion rate and people urbanization rate are highly related.