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Table 1 LTM model parameters

From: A methodological approach to urban land-use change modeling using infill development pattern—a case study in Tabriz, Iran

Parameter Description Source
Population density Distribution of population in deferent district Based on number of people in 2005 general census
Distance from education centers Buffering distance from existing schools Tabriz land-use map and buffer method analyses from ArcGIS spatial analyses tools
Distance from hospital centers Buffering distance from existing hospital with urban and regional function Tabriz land-use map and buffer method analyses from ArcGIS spatial analyses tools
Distance from main roads Buffering distance from arterial and sub-arterial roads Tabriz land-use map and buffer method analyses from ArcGIS spatial analyses tools
Distance from parks Access to urban parks Tabriz land-use map and buffer method analyses from ArcGIS spatial analyses tools
Worn-out texture The approved worn-out tissue maps Tabriz worn-out tissues plan in the Road and Urban Panning Organization
Directions of development in master and regional plans Proposals of development direction Proposals in master and regional plan of Tabriz in the Road and Urban Panning Organization
Proposed urban development direction by local governments Local government proposal for development direction Urban management approvals to provide future urban land development based on existing national lands and cheap lands
Unsuitable urban land use Abandoned lands and buildings, military barracks, heavy and pollutant industrial centers, terminals Urban land-use map
Elevation Satellite images and Tabriz topography map
Slope Satellite images and Tabriz topography map
Urban land cover in 1989 Satellite images classified and urban land-cover map produced Multitemporal Landsat thematic mapper (TM)
Urban land cover in 2005 Satellite images classified and urban land-cover map produced SPOT image
Exclusionary map Exclusionary map is the determination cells which we do not want to include in the analysis that includes protected lands, parks, etc. Urban land-use map and urban land-cover map from satellite images