SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (11): 1429-1436.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.011.1429

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Research on the Spatial Structure and Spatial Development Patterns of Urban Tourism Economic Connections of Heilongjiang Province-Focus on the Perspective of Social Network

Hong-yan YU1,2(), Qiu-yu LI1, Lin MEI1, Ji-sheng LIU1()   

  1. 1.Schoolof Geography Science, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, Jilin 130024, China
    2.College of Economics and Management, Mudanjiang Normal University, Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang 157011,China
  • Received:2014-09-05 Revised:2014-12-20 Online:2015-11-20 Published:2015-11-20


Based on the gravity model, using social network theory and methods, with ucinet6.0 software architecture spatial structure model and tourism economic connections evaluation, this article analyzes the tourism economic connection degree of 12 prefecture-level cities in Heilongjiang Province, discusses the features of spatial structure through centrality of node, structural holes, network density, centralization, core-periphery model, and the role of division, eventually builds a the hierarchical structure and spatial development patterns of the tourism destination. The results showed that: 1) tourism economic connection network of cities in Heilongjiang is intensive in southwest and southeast while sparse in north and northeast in 2007-2012. Network density, degree centrality and close to the center turn to grow, but the level of structural holes and betweeness centrality of major cities fell, and more nodes occupied more structural holes in the network. Cyberspace structure turns gradually from a loose state to close one, and from unbalanced development to balanced one. 2) Cyberspace includes an obvious structural core area and an edge area, which is subdivided into 4 groups to clarify the role of urban node status and property. 3) Tourism in cities of Heilongjiang can be divided into four levels: the core tourist destination, major tourist destination, general tourist destination and periphery tourist destination, showing the spatial structure of the network with a development model of "a core, two wings, three axes and three circles".

Key words: tourism economic connections, spatial structure, social network analysis, Heilongjiang Province

CLC Number: 

  • F590