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Spatial Distribution of New Growing ICT Service Industry in Mandalay City
- This paper examines the spatial distribution and temporal development of ICT businesses, new growing services industries oriented into the central area in relation to the CBD expansion of Mandalay City. The spatial distribution pattern of ICT business centers are analyzed by using ArcGIS 9.3. This type of industry was a new industry appearing for the first time in 1987. The increase after the late 1990s was particularly dramatic, and corresponded to the economic liberalization of Myanmar. ICT service centers were characterized by concentration into the central commercial area, with some differences among types. However, there were few centers in the core CBD. The geometric centers of distribution of the ICT service establishments were located not at the core CBD, but south of the railway station. This finding suggested that the locations of ICT service centers correspond to the expansion of the central commercial area. It can be said that the service centers played a role in expanding the CBD.
Tin Moe Lwin