A micro genetic algorithm with variable population size (VPµGA) is proposed for the spatial analysis for the functional region of suburan–rural area, in which, the fitness function is implied by a functional region affecting index (T) with a ‘law-of-gravity’ interpretation. The VPµGA evaluates the T represented dynamical behaviours over a ‘short’ to ‘long’ term period, which also revisits the urbanisation of Beijing and examines the T sensitivity to the functional distance of 13 suburban–rural districts.
- spatial analysis
- genetic algorithms
- micro genetic algorithm
- rural area
Chen, Y., & Song, Z-J. (2012). Spatial analysis for functional region of suburban-rural area using micro genetic algorithm with variable population size. Expert Systems with Applications, 39(7), 6469-6475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2011.12.060