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Spatio-temporal Evolution Dataset on Community Structure of City Clusters in Middle Reaches of the Yangtze River (2000-2014)

GAO Peng1HE Dan2NING Yuemin3
1 Shanghai Institue for Global Cities,Shanghai Normal University,Shanghai 200234,China2 School of Urban & Regional Science,East China Normal University,Shanghai 200241,China3 The Center for Modern Chinese City Studies,East China Normal University,Shanghai 200062,China


Published:Aug. 2021

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Key Words:

spatial correlation network,city community,spatio-temporal evolution,city clusters in middle reaches of the Yangtze River


Based on the State Council Plan of City Clusters in the Middle Reaches of the Yangtze River in 2015, the scope of the cluster is defined as 1 city in sub provincial level, 27 cities in prefecture level and 3 in county-level in Hubei, Hunan and Jiangxi provinces, with a total of 178 counties. On the basis of more than 10 thousands national enterprise credit information system, we obtained the data of headquarters and branches of producer service enterprises and then constructed spatial correlation network of city clusters in middle reaches of the Yangtze River. Using community detection algorithm including Module degree, PageRank value and alluvial diagram, we analyzed the spatio-temporal evolution characteristics of community structure of city clusters in middle reaches of the Yangtze River from 2000 to 2014. The dataset consists of the following data: 1) matrix data of spatial correlation network; 2) PageRank value data; 3) Module degree data; 4) city community division data; 5) inter-city community’s connectivity data. The dataset is archived in .xlsx format with data size of 311 KB. The analysis paper related to the dataset was published in Scientia Geographica Sinica, Vol. 39, No.4, 2019.

Foundation Item:

Ministry of Education of P. R. China (17JJD790007); Shanghai (2021BSH001)

Data Citation:

GAO Peng, HE Dan, NING Yuemin. Spatio-temporal Evolution Dataset on Community Structure of City Clusters in Middle Reaches of the Yangtze River (2000-2014)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2021.


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Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 CommunityStructure_MRYR.xlsx 311.36KB