The Virtual Geography Experiment Study of Traditional Village Microclimate Environment based on Virtual Geographic Environments

Authors: Qinghua He*, Jiangxi Normal University, Hui Lin*, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Chaoyang Fang, Jiangxi Normal University
Topics: Spatial Analysis & Modeling, Geographic Information Science and Systems
Keywords: virtual geographic environments, Traditional Chinese villages, microclimate
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/10/2020
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:15 AM
Room: Mineral Hall B/C, Hyatt Regency, Third Floor
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The traditional villages are responsible for the result of the Chinese ancients pursuing the harmonious between settlements and nature environment, embodying the wisdom and talent in sustainable development. The microclimate in traditional villages plays an important role in the adaptation of the settlement environment to the changes of local climatic conditions, which was significance for the construction of rural human settlements under the current urbanization background. In this study, in the case study of Qiawan traditional village, Nanfeng County, Jiangxi province, China, based on the theory of virtual geographic environment (VGE), and focused on the atmospheric environment, thermal environment and air humidity in the microclimate environment, a virtual geographic experiment platform based on microclimate analysis was constructed by combining the data and models with the corresponding scientific problems, the platform integrated the real-time monitoring data, dynamic process simulation and multidimensional spatio-temporal visualization into a system, and being capable of assisting multi-user decision analysis collaboratively through network. Through the platform, units and experts in the fields of cultural heritage protection, architecture, tourism planning, landscape architecture and environmental assessment could be invited to participate in the traditional village microclimate virtual geography experiment, and able to analyze and optimize the comprehensive benefit from various scenarios involved in traditional village protection planning, design of rural landscape, rural tourism development and rural residential environment construction. Our study will guide governments to retain the landscape maximally in traditional villages, and keep the vitality of villages sustainable.

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