Pedosphere 15(5): 660--668, 2005
ISSN 1002-0160/CN 32-1315/P
©2005 Soil Science Society of China
Published by Elsevier B.V. and Science Press
Application of immune algorithm to evaluation of soil resource quality
YANG Hai-Dong1, HU Yue-Ming2, DENG Fei-Qi1, CHEN Fei-Xiang2 and WANG Fei3
1 College of Automation, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China). E-mail:
2 College of Information, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642 (China)
3 Department of Statistics, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100876 (China)
      Based on the geographic information system (GIS) technology, ArcInfo software was adopted to collect, process and analyze spatial data of Guangdong Province for an evaluation of soil resource quality. The overlay analysis method was used in combining evaluation factors of Guangdong soil resource quality to determine the evaluation units. Because of its favorable convergent speed and its ability to search solutions, the immune algorithm was applied to the soil resource quality evaluation model. At the same time, the evaluation results of this newly proposed method were compared to two other methods: sum of index and fuzzy synthetic. The results indicated that the immune algorithm reflected the actual condition of soil resource quality more exactly.
Key Words:  evaluation, GIS, immune algorithm, soil resources
Citation: Yang, H. D., Hu, Y. M., Deng, F. Q., Chen, F. X. and Wang, F. 2005. Application of immune algorithm to evaluation of soil resource quality. Pedosphere. 15(5): 660-668.
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