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Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 848795, 9 pages
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Research Article

Land Use Suitability Assessment in Low-Slope Hilly Regions under the Impact of Urbanization in Yunnan, China

1Faculty of Resources and Environmental Science, Hubei University, Wuhan, Hubei 430062, China
2School of Public Administration, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
3State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
4College of Geomatics, Shandong University of Science and Technology, No. 579 Qianwangang Road, Economic & Technical Development Zone, Qingdao, Shandong 266590, China
5Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Received 19 September 2014; Accepted 13 December 2014

Academic Editor: Jinwei Dong

Copyright © 2015 Gui Jin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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