Volume III-4
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., III-4, 41-48, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-III-4-41-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., III-4, 41-48, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-III-4-41-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  03 Jun 2016

03 Jun 2016

VISUAL ANALYSIS BASED ON THE DATA OF CHINESE SURVEYING AND MAPPING JOURNALS

Jing Li1, Haiyan Liu1, Wenyue Guo1,2, and Anzhu Yu1,2 Jing Li et al.
  • 1Institute of Surveying and Mapping, Zhengzhou, China
  • 2State Key Laboratory of Geo-Information Engineering, Xi’an, China

Keywords: statistics, Visual analysis, research hot spots, bibliometrics, Price’s Law

Abstract. Taking four influential Chinese surveying and mapping journals as the data source, 5863 papers published during the period of 2003–2013 were obtained. Using the method of bibliometrics and visual analysis, summarizing the surveying and mapping papers in the past ten years (2003-2013), research themes, authors, and geographical distribution were analyzed. In the study, the papers of geodesy, cartography and GIS are 59.9%, more than half of all the papers. We also determine that the core author group has 131 authors, mainly of whom are from big cities. 90% of top ten cities on the number of publishing papers are capital cities or municipalities directly under the central government.In conclusion, we found that the research focus was different every year, and the research content was richness, the content of geodesy, cartography and GIS were widely researched, and the development of surveying and mapping is imbalanced in China.