EOF Model Analysis of Place Names Landscape in Guangdong Province on GIS

  • School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yet-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510275

Received date: 2006-03-12

  Revised date: 2006-09-17

  Online published: 2007-03-20


This article makes operation by using EOF model through dividing the whole province into 86 administrative units and choosing 64 typical common words of place names.And it chooses and analyzes the first 3 main compositions whose variance accumulate close to 70,and outputs each spatial distribution map through using GIS technology.Finally,we can find that the common 64 words of place names can not be obviously shown as harmoniously in spatial distribution, but distributing both generally and relatively centralizedly at the same time, that is to say,they coexist.The common words of place names which reflect landforms characteristics,such as Tang,Dong,Shan,Shui,etc.,are comparatively general to distribute;while the common words which show dialect words of nationality or ethnicity place names,including Li,Cuo,Wu,Ban,Liu,Du,etc.are comparatively focusedly distributed.Those common geographical names including Chong,Lang,Sha,Pai,Liao,Tang,Tan,Li are distributed mainly over the river network of the Zhujiang Pear River Delta.Those including Ping,Bei,Keng,Ling,Wu,She,Qi,Xi are distributed mainly over the north and northeast of other Hakka places of Guangdong. Those including Cuo,Yang,Long,Tian,Hua,Mei are distributed mainly over Fulao place of the east and Leizhou peninsula of Guangdong.Those including Dong,Luo,Liu,Ban,Na,Gu,Du,Yun,Lan are distributed mainly over the places which the southwest of Guangdong is bounded on the west by Guangxi.According to the types,all the place names of the whole province are divided into 4 relatively independent groups of place names in the area distributed,it is landform characteristics and social culture that are the basic elements which cause to such distribution phenomenon in the area.

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WANG Bin, YUE Hui . EOF Model Analysis of Place Names Landscape in Guangdong Province on GIS[J]. SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA, 2007 , 27(2) : 281 -288 . DOI: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2007.02.281


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