Complex Network Analysis of Highway Network in Guangdong Province in China

Haibin CHEN


In this paper, complex network theory is introduced to analyze the highway network in Guangdong Province (GDHN), the topology structure of GDHN was presented using the L space methodology. Then the network properties, such as degree distribution, closeness centrality, betweenness centrality, have been applied to analyze the statistical features of the GDHN. The results shows that the hubs supporting the communication of different highways are mostly located in the Pearl River Delta area. The highway development levels between different regions are very unbalanced. At last, some suggestions about the future construction of GDHN are proposed.


Complex network theory; Guangdong highway network; Topological structure; Network property

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