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    The Quarterly Journal of Geography and Spatial systems is a scientific research journal that publishes the research achievements of researchers, scholars, professors and students in the field of geographical sciences, urban planning and architecture.

    This journal accepts and publishes research and scientific research full text in Persian with English abstract.

    This journal is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws”

    The Journal of Geography and Spatial systems has a release license of 87287 dated 30/09/1399 from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. This journal will publish articles related to all the different trends of geographical sciences and disciplines related to this science that are applied and developmental.

     


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      1 - Spatial-temporal Analysis Hotspots Theft Crime in the City of semnan
      Esmaeil  Najafi Keramatalah Zayyari Ali Reza Darban Astaneh
      Issue 4 , Volume 1 , Winter 2021
      Background and Purpose:Nowadays the problem of increasing the rate of delinquency and social deviations is one of the most important and most fundamental problem in many cities in the world. After years criminologists have found that certain locations effect on crime. S Full Text
      Background and Purpose:Nowadays the problem of increasing the rate of delinquency and social deviations is one of the most important and most fundamental problem in many cities in the world. After years criminologists have found that certain locations effect on crime. So in recent years researches about the interaction between the physical environment of cities and social ills and crime has become increasingly important. Theft is one of the most important types of crime and delinquency. There are a variety of different forms of theft at the community level. Method:This study, Identifying and Spatial-temporal Analysis of urban Crime Hotspots, have been conducted in Semnan. Geographical information system and SPSS software are used in this study to do spatial and temporal analyze. In this study some crimes have been studied as a sample that took place in legal limit of Semnan city in range of 1394/1/1 until 1394/29/12. Then after preparing a database of theft and using statistical and graphical tests, crime hotspots have been identified and analyzed in a spatial way in Semnan city. This is a descriptive and analytical research and data is provided by library and statistical information and field observations. Findings and results:The results showed that the urban crime hotspots of Semnan are in the Imam street. With more details this area extends from Imam square to Mazandaran crossroad. These hotspots also lay in Semnan market. This market is in the crowded and bustling part of city and has mostly commercial function and unsuitable physical structure. It is cleared that in terms of time, the highest rate of theft in Semnan city had occurred in warm months of year as well as the initial days of the week. The results showed that most of thefts had occurred in a time between 9 A.M until 13 P.M. Manuscript Document

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      2 - amount analysis of making influence of globalization processes on villagers life quality
      Hamdollah Sojasi elham ashouri ramezan fakhraee مجید جویانی آبی بیگلو
      Issue 4 , Volume 1 , Winter 2021
      It seems that globalization have brought hope and fear.at this juncture ,globalization effects on villagers have more depth and complexity.research method is analytic-descriptive with field measurement between 10 rural areas with 118 persons sample volumes.datum gatheri Full Text
      It seems that globalization have brought hope and fear.at this juncture ,globalization effects on villagers have more depth and complexity.research method is analytic-descriptive with field measurement between 10 rural areas with 118 persons sample volumes.datum gathering are from questionnaire means in 42 indicators framework in three dimentions of economic,social,physical-environmental between Kabood Gonbad rural district of Kalat township.gained results show that villages of Kabood Gonbad rural district have affected from globalization processes unequally in a case that Gherou village have given first rank more than other villages from universal processes effects.output properties of Iran villages show that because of social,economic,political and cultural limitations magistrating on rural society and global experiences from globalization,coming threats of villages are more than their future opportunities. Manuscript Document

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      3 - Analysis of the livability of mass housing (Case study: Bahar neighborhood of Isfahan)
      farzaneh dehghani gishi daryoush moradi
      Issue 4 , Volume 1 , Winter 2021
      Increasing population in cities has led to mass housing. Today, the erosion of dense areas and high-rise buildings are among the realities of large cities and have created special problems, problems and needs. Such tissues are facing a decrease in living conditions day Full Text
      Increasing population in cities has led to mass housing. Today, the erosion of dense areas and high-rise buildings are among the realities of large cities and have created special problems, problems and needs. Such tissues are facing a decrease in living conditions day by day. Because of physical deterioration, lack of proper facilities, services and urban infrastructure is vulnerable and has a low spatial, environmental and economic value. Bahar neighborhood, which is located in the south of Isfahan, after 47 years of its construction, has faced a decline in livability conditions, and these old buildings have created an unfavorable view for the 6th district of Isfahan. The main purpose of this study is to analyze the viability of residential components, production-service institutions and public housing, the condition of adapted ducts and decision-making structure. To evaluate the status of the mentioned indicators, questionnaires with a sample size 135 residents of Bahar neighborhood were compiled and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and mean test using SPSS software. According to the results of the study, the spatial-activity structure of housing and decision-making structure are the most important areas in poor condition, and dilapidated and low-durability buildings, lack of investment in housing, lack of participation of residents, low economic potential of residents Resident’s lack of trust in the municipality, the difficulty of obtaining a construction permit in the neighborhood is one of its most important components Manuscript Document

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      4 - Investigating the factors affecting urban competitiveness in historical contexts Case study: The historical context of Amol
      saeed golzartaher فرزین  محمودی سیدمحمود میثاقی
      Issue 4 , Volume 1 , Winter 2021
      Today, urban competitiveness is the main challenge for city managers in achieving a decent position for cities. To this end, identifying the key components of promoting urban competitiveness is one of the key factors in maintaining and developing cities. This study seek Full Text
      Today, urban competitiveness is the main challenge for city managers in achieving a decent position for cities. To this end, identifying the key components of promoting urban competitiveness is one of the key factors in maintaining and developing cities. This study seeks to answer the question of what are the tools and factors affecting urban competitiveness in general and the contexts of urban competitiveness in the historical context of Amol city in particular. To answer these question, two field and library methods have been used to collect and analyze information and the research results have been obtained by descriptive-analytical method. The results of the research show that the historical context of Amol in the field of interaction, culture, traditions of local people as human factors affecting the competitiveness of cities, has great potential for the development of urban tourism. Also in the field of innovation, creativity and local talents, the historical context of Amol has talents such as having cultural and local industries and having traditional music, which can be considered for the development of urban entrepreneurship and urban branding, respectively. Therefore, the historical context of Amol has effective contexts on urban competitiveness in the province. Manuscript Document

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      5 - Contradiction in NATO’s Security Strategies in the Middle East Comparative Analysis of Libyan and Syrian crisis
      hosein soori ابراهیم خلیلی لاریمی رضا قلی زاده شمس
      Issue 4 , Volume 1 , Winter 2021
      After the Cold War, NATO sought to revise its security identity through humanitarian operations aimed at preventing humanitarian catastrophes in various countries. But in fact, NATO has sought to extend its security influence to the peripheral regions, including the Mid Full Text
      After the Cold War, NATO sought to revise its security identity through humanitarian operations aimed at preventing humanitarian catastrophes in various countries. But in fact, NATO has sought to extend its security influence to the peripheral regions, including the Middle East, by resorting to humanitarian operations. NATO has faced two major security crises on its southern borders, the Libyan and Syrian crises over the past few years, which have adopted a different security strategy in dealing with each of these crises. The Military Intervention Strategy in Libya (2011) and the Non-Intervention Strategy in Syria not only reflect practical inconsistencies in security strategies but also reflect normative inconsistencies in NATO security approaches. The contradictions are so profound that US and French presidents have been critical of NATO, calling it an "obsolete" and "brain dead" organization. Accordingly, the main question of the paper is what are the factors that create these practical and normative contradictions of NATO, especially in relation to the regional crises, including the two major crises of Libya and Syria? The paper hypothesized that the differences in the approach of major rival NATO powers, the role of emerging regional actors, and the different domestic capabilities of the target countries, have been the most important factors that have produced contradiction in NATO security strategies for coping with regional crises. Manuscript Document
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      1 - Analysis of the livability of mass housing (Case study: Bahar neighborhood of Isfahan)
      farzaneh dehghani gishi daryoush moradi
      Issue 4 , Volume 1 , Winter 2021
      Increasing population in cities has led to mass housing. Today, the erosion of dense areas and high-rise buildings are among the realities of large cities and have created special problems, problems and needs. Such tissues are facing a decrease in living conditions day Full Text
      Increasing population in cities has led to mass housing. Today, the erosion of dense areas and high-rise buildings are among the realities of large cities and have created special problems, problems and needs. Such tissues are facing a decrease in living conditions day by day. Because of physical deterioration, lack of proper facilities, services and urban infrastructure is vulnerable and has a low spatial, environmental and economic value. Bahar neighborhood, which is located in the south of Isfahan, after 47 years of its construction, has faced a decline in livability conditions, and these old buildings have created an unfavorable view for the 6th district of Isfahan. The main purpose of this study is to analyze the viability of residential components, production-service institutions and public housing, the condition of adapted ducts and decision-making structure. To evaluate the status of the mentioned indicators, questionnaires with a sample size 135 residents of Bahar neighborhood were compiled and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and mean test using SPSS software. According to the results of the study, the spatial-activity structure of housing and decision-making structure are the most important areas in poor condition, and dilapidated and low-durability buildings, lack of investment in housing, lack of participation of residents, low economic potential of residents Resident’s lack of trust in the municipality, the difficulty of obtaining a construction permit in the neighborhood is one of its most important components Manuscript Document

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      2 - Investigating the factors affecting urban competitiveness in historical contexts Case study: The historical context of Amol
      saeed golzartaher فرزین  محمودی سیدمحمود میثاقی
      Issue 4 , Volume 1 , Winter 2021
      Today, urban competitiveness is the main challenge for city managers in achieving a decent position for cities. To this end, identifying the key components of promoting urban competitiveness is one of the key factors in maintaining and developing cities. This study seek Full Text
      Today, urban competitiveness is the main challenge for city managers in achieving a decent position for cities. To this end, identifying the key components of promoting urban competitiveness is one of the key factors in maintaining and developing cities. This study seeks to answer the question of what are the tools and factors affecting urban competitiveness in general and the contexts of urban competitiveness in the historical context of Amol city in particular. To answer these question, two field and library methods have been used to collect and analyze information and the research results have been obtained by descriptive-analytical method. The results of the research show that the historical context of Amol in the field of interaction, culture, traditions of local people as human factors affecting the competitiveness of cities, has great potential for the development of urban tourism. Also in the field of innovation, creativity and local talents, the historical context of Amol has talents such as having cultural and local industries and having traditional music, which can be considered for the development of urban entrepreneurship and urban branding, respectively. Therefore, the historical context of Amol has effective contexts on urban competitiveness in the province. Manuscript Document

    • Open Access Article

      3 - amount analysis of making influence of globalization processes on villagers life quality
      Hamdollah Sojasi elham ashouri ramezan fakhraee مجید جویانی آبی بیگلو
      Issue 4 , Volume 1 , Winter 2021
      It seems that globalization have brought hope and fear.at this juncture ,globalization effects on villagers have more depth and complexity.research method is analytic-descriptive with field measurement between 10 rural areas with 118 persons sample volumes.datum gatheri Full Text
      It seems that globalization have brought hope and fear.at this juncture ,globalization effects on villagers have more depth and complexity.research method is analytic-descriptive with field measurement between 10 rural areas with 118 persons sample volumes.datum gathering are from questionnaire means in 42 indicators framework in three dimentions of economic,social,physical-environmental between Kabood Gonbad rural district of Kalat township.gained results show that villages of Kabood Gonbad rural district have affected from globalization processes unequally in a case that Gherou village have given first rank more than other villages from universal processes effects.output properties of Iran villages show that because of social,economic,political and cultural limitations magistrating on rural society and global experiences from globalization,coming threats of villages are more than their future opportunities. Manuscript Document

    • Open Access Article

      4 - Spatial-temporal Analysis Hotspots Theft Crime in the City of semnan
      Esmaeil  Najafi Keramatalah Zayyari Ali Reza Darban Astaneh
      Issue 4 , Volume 1 , Winter 2021
      Background and Purpose:Nowadays the problem of increasing the rate of delinquency and social deviations is one of the most important and most fundamental problem in many cities in the world. After years criminologists have found that certain locations effect on crime. S Full Text
      Background and Purpose:Nowadays the problem of increasing the rate of delinquency and social deviations is one of the most important and most fundamental problem in many cities in the world. After years criminologists have found that certain locations effect on crime. So in recent years researches about the interaction between the physical environment of cities and social ills and crime has become increasingly important. Theft is one of the most important types of crime and delinquency. There are a variety of different forms of theft at the community level. Method:This study, Identifying and Spatial-temporal Analysis of urban Crime Hotspots, have been conducted in Semnan. Geographical information system and SPSS software are used in this study to do spatial and temporal analyze. In this study some crimes have been studied as a sample that took place in legal limit of Semnan city in range of 1394/1/1 until 1394/29/12. Then after preparing a database of theft and using statistical and graphical tests, crime hotspots have been identified and analyzed in a spatial way in Semnan city. This is a descriptive and analytical research and data is provided by library and statistical information and field observations. Findings and results:The results showed that the urban crime hotspots of Semnan are in the Imam street. With more details this area extends from Imam square to Mazandaran crossroad. These hotspots also lay in Semnan market. This market is in the crowded and bustling part of city and has mostly commercial function and unsuitable physical structure. It is cleared that in terms of time, the highest rate of theft in Semnan city had occurred in warm months of year as well as the initial days of the week. The results showed that most of thefts had occurred in a time between 9 A.M until 13 P.M. Manuscript Document

    • Open Access Article

      5 - Contradiction in NATO’s Security Strategies in the Middle East Comparative Analysis of Libyan and Syrian crisis
      hosein soori ابراهیم خلیلی لاریمی رضا قلی زاده شمس
      Issue 4 , Volume 1 , Winter 2021
      After the Cold War, NATO sought to revise its security identity through humanitarian operations aimed at preventing humanitarian catastrophes in various countries. But in fact, NATO has sought to extend its security influence to the peripheral regions, including the Mid Full Text
      After the Cold War, NATO sought to revise its security identity through humanitarian operations aimed at preventing humanitarian catastrophes in various countries. But in fact, NATO has sought to extend its security influence to the peripheral regions, including the Middle East, by resorting to humanitarian operations. NATO has faced two major security crises on its southern borders, the Libyan and Syrian crises over the past few years, which have adopted a different security strategy in dealing with each of these crises. The Military Intervention Strategy in Libya (2011) and the Non-Intervention Strategy in Syria not only reflect practical inconsistencies in security strategies but also reflect normative inconsistencies in NATO security approaches. The contradictions are so profound that US and French presidents have been critical of NATO, calling it an "obsolete" and "brain dead" organization. Accordingly, the main question of the paper is what are the factors that create these practical and normative contradictions of NATO, especially in relation to the regional crises, including the two major crises of Libya and Syria? The paper hypothesized that the differences in the approach of major rival NATO powers, the role of emerging regional actors, and the different domestic capabilities of the target countries, have been the most important factors that have produced contradiction in NATO security strategies for coping with regional crises. Manuscript Document
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      1 - Spatial study and analysis of digital divide and levels of development (Case study: Khuzestan province)
      saeed amanpour sara Amouzegar moslem arefi
      Today, ICT is considered as one of the most important indicators of development and plays a key role in the transformation of societies. Therefore, spatial analysis of this index is one of the basic necessities to understand the geographical changes of societies that mu Full Text
      Today, ICT is considered as one of the most important indicators of development and plays a key role in the transformation of societies. Therefore, spatial analysis of this index is one of the basic necessities to understand the geographical changes of societies that must be carefully examined. The purpose of this article, which is applied in terms of research, is to investigate the use of ICT indicators in the cities of Khuzestan province according to the extent to which they have development indicators. The technique of collecting statistics and information in this article is using documentary and library methods and studying the official publications of the country. The statistical population of the study is 24 cities of Khuzestan province and the indicators studied in this research are 18 information technology indicators and also 31 indicators to determine the levels of their development. In this study, due to development inequalities between the cities of the province, first the cities were divided into three groups based on the indicators of development: privileged, semi-privileged and deprived. To determine the amount of digital divide between cities in each group based on the degree of ICT indicators, the PROMTEHEE technique was used. The AHP method was used to weight the indicators used in the grading. The research results show that Ahvaz and Haftkol counties have the highest and lowest levels of development indicators, respectively, and Izeh, Shadegan and Indika counties have the highest counties and Abadan, Ramhormoz and Bavi counties are the most deprived in terms of ICT indicators among other counties. Manuscript Document

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      2 - Analysis of the monthly spatial structure of OLR in IRAN
      Teimour Jafarie sayyed mahmoud  hosseini seddigh
      The purpose of this study is to analysis monthly OLR of the Iranian surface. For this purpose, the ground OLR data was extracted and analyzed from the ncep/ncar database during the statistical period of 1354-1398. In order to extract the have been used in the Gards soft Full Text
      The purpose of this study is to analysis monthly OLR of the Iranian surface. For this purpose, the ground OLR data was extracted and analyzed from the ncep/ncar database during the statistical period of 1354-1398. In order to extract the have been used in the Gards software and GIS. Findings showed that by examining the spatial index of Gi statistic, the hot spots of Iran's OLR are 99% and 95% in August, July, June, September and October. Hot spots correspond to areas of the tropics and to latitudes below 30 degrees north; Also, the maximum cold spots are at the level of 99%, 95% in February, December, January, March, April, and the maximum cold spots OLR from the northeast to the northwest. It includes the northeastern, northern and northwestern regions of the country, as well as the northern highlands of the Zagros Mountains. Manuscript Document

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      3 - Analyzing the quality of urban life from the perspective of complexity Case study: District 2, District 13 of Tehran Municipality))
      Keramatalah Zayyari Hossein Hataminejad حسین بهبودی مقدم
      Quality of urban life is a multidimensional concept and includes various social, economic, political and physical dimensions. This diversity in dimensions causes quality of life planning to be influenced by different actors and factors and crystallized with complex feat Full Text
      Quality of urban life is a multidimensional concept and includes various social, economic, political and physical dimensions. This diversity in dimensions causes quality of life planning to be influenced by different actors and factors and crystallized with complex features such as Uncertainty, nonlinear growth and unpredictable capability. Accordingly, the purpose of this study is to investigate the quality of urban life in District 2 of the Municipality of District 13 of Tehran and analyze the factors affecting it in terms of complexity. The method of data collection was based on questionnaires and interviews. Hierarchy and Expert Choice software and Mactor method are used. The statistical sample of the study includes 280 residents and 50 municipal experts in the 13th and 2nd districts. In the study of quality of life based on the results of AHP technique, it was found that in terms of quality of physical-spatial (objective) dimensions, environmental, socio-cultural and economic, Niroo havayi neighborhood and in terms of quality of physical-spatial (mental) dimensions of Piroozi neighborhood, They are considered the most desirable neighborhoods. However, in examining the factors affecting the quality of life, it was found that a variety of actors are involved in policies affecting the quality of urban life in Tehran and show different positions of convergence, divergence and competition towards quality of life policies. Such diversity in actors and convergence, divergence and competition in their stance on policies, indicate the diversity of elements of intervention in urban planning, especially quality of life. That is, the era of the idea of the city as a machine with executive tools such as comprehensive and detailed plans and static models is over, and evokes a new concept called the city as a complex system. Manuscript Document

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      4 - Analysis of spatio-temporal pattern of cereals production in Iran
      hasanali farajisabokbar Mohammad Reza  Rezvani Fatemeh Jamshidi Bahman Tahmasi
      Spatio-temporal analysis, production, cereals, Iran
      Spatio-temporal analysis, production, cereals, Iran Manuscript Document

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      5 - Hydro politic of Helmand River and its spatial reflections in relations between Iran and Afghanistan
      Mahdi Karimi Hadi Sayfi Farzad Ghasem Osuli Odloo Mojtaba Shoeibi
      Water is the origin of life on earth and there is no replacement for it. Unfortunately, transfer and desalination of seawater have a lot of costs. By increase in demands for water resource, and by contamination of surface and underground water, it is considered as impor Full Text
      Water is the origin of life on earth and there is no replacement for it. Unfortunately, transfer and desalination of seawater have a lot of costs. By increase in demands for water resource, and by contamination of surface and underground water, it is considered as important factor in political relations between countries. This may lead to many conflict and dispute over water resource. Inconsistency between Political and natural boundaries caused that more than 40 percent of the world population living in areas that watershed areas are common with other countries. Since the water consumption in upstream of rivers has an increasing trend, subsequently, hydro politic conflicts between societies that living in the upstream and downstream of water resource is increasing, as well as. The Helmand river is a good example for above-mentioned problem. The mean annual Helmand river discharge decreased significantly due to drought events and dam construction in Afghanistan. These factors, result in many Economic, political, social effects. This study aims to investigate the consequences of conflicts over water in Sistan region and spatial reflections of this conflict using descriptive-analytical approach. The results showed that the hydro politic confliction of Helmand river have an important reflection in water crisis in Sistan region and have an important effect in political relations between Iran and Afghanistan. In addition, in inside of Iran have a spatial reflects in economic, social and political dimensions. Manuscript Document
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