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Urban Morphology Research and the Mapping Tools
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Pages: 5-12
Year: Issue:  1
Journal: The Architect

Keyword:  Urban MorphologyUrban FabricUrban SpacePatternMapping;
Abstract: As the common object,the urban fabric is been mapped in many disciplines with different view and scale. Such Difference in the mapping tools is the obstacle of interdisciplinary research.Based on the urban morphological research of geography,architecture,sociology and environmental science,this paper first summarizes the common and different uses,then analyzes the methods and effects of mapping in four aspects:linear,outline of profile,color-patch and translation,and the significance of these mapping tools in the research of urban spatial capacity (the economy of land use),urban spatial perceive(the visual environment)and urban microclimate as well as the construction of inter-disciplinary research.
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