Online ISSN : 2185-5633
Print ISSN : 1340-5381
矢部 直人
ジャーナル フリー

2005 年 13 巻 2 号 p. 119-128


Geometric morphometrics which are recently developing field in biology are applied for the analysis of the shape of city. The isolines of land price in the Tokyo metropolitan area are examined for 1985-2004. The most important change happened in local scale in the research period, is summed up with three different warps through relative warp analysis which is one of the methods developed in the geometric morphometrics. First warp represents the change which extended to suburban city like Chiba, Omiya and Yokohama. Second warp represents the change towards the Kanagawa prefecture and western part of the Saitama prefecture. Third warp represents the change towards western part of the Tokyo prefecture. The results from regression analysis reveal that, the first warp is strongly reflected by the population of the inner city. The second warp is affected by the interest rate and the third warp has relation to the population of the Tokyo prefecture and GDP.

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