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Cropland Change Dataset in Eastern Part of the Agro-pastoral Ecotone in Northern China (from Liao to Jin, Yuan and Ming)

WU Zhilei1,3FANG Xiuqi*2YE Yu2HU Zhiqiang1
1 Faculty of Geographic Sciences,Qinghai Normal University,Xining 810016,China2 Faculty of Geographical Sciences,Beijing Normal University,Beijing 100875,China3 Academy of Plateau Science and Sustainability,Qinghai Normal University,Xining 810016,China


Published:Aug. 2023

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Key Words:

Land use/land cover change,cropland,settlement relics,Liao,Jin,Yuan,Ming,Northern China


The authors used historical literature and the relationship between the settlement and cropland area to estimate the cropland area for Liao, Jin, Yuan, and Ming dynasties. Then, utilized the cropland gridded allocation method based on settlement relics to reconstruct the dataset of 5′x5′ cropland cover. The results objectively and accurately depicted the fundamental transformation process of land use from half farming and half animal husbandry to animal husbandry in the study area from Liao Dynasty to Ming Dynasty. The dataset included a tabular data and 2 spatial data. The tabular data is the cropland area and number of settlements in Liao, Jin, Yuan, and Ming dynasties, archived in .xlsx data format. The spatial data include: (1) the boundary data of the eastern part of northern China’s agro-pastoral ecotone; (2) the 5′x5′ cropland cover data at 4 periods during Liao, Jin, Yuan, and Ming dynasties. The spatial data is archived in .shp data format. The datasets consists of 36 data files with data size of 2.26 MB (Compressed into one single file with 242 KB).Browse

Foundation Item:

Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China (2021YFD1500704)

Data Citation:

WU Zhilei, FANG Xiuqi*, YE Yu, HU Zhiqiang. Cropland Change Dataset in Eastern Part of the Agro-pastoral Ecotone in Northern China (from Liao to Jin, Yuan and Ming)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2023.

WU Zhilei, FANG Xiuqi, YE Yu, et al. Reconstruction dataset of cropland change in eastern part of Northern China's farming–pastoral zone (Liao, Jin, Yuan, and Ming dynasities) [J]. Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery, 2023, 7(2): 204-214.


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Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 Cropland_LiaoJinYuanMing.rar 242.22KB