Since Kevin Lynch (1960) studied on image of the city, the study on image of spaces have increased gradually. In 1990, YiFu Tuan indicated a concept of Topophilia, which there are strong emotional relationships between spaces and people. As a recent study, Jin O Kwon (2001) studied on the impact of regional topography on Korean people. He stated in the study, spaces such as physical environment and man-made constructions impact on people who live there. In spite of that, current regional planning has not well taken sense of place into consideration. Therefore, it is crucial important to grasp sense of place and to regional plan based on residents participate. This study examines to clarify spaces where impress our lives and relate to various kinds of sense of place, using spatial analysis of GIS. The significances of the study are, to spatially represent invisible psychological quantities using GIS, and to give information about the solutions for regional issues and conservative areas by identifying sense of place.
Figure.1: The Flow of the Study
The study is divided into two big parts (Figure.1). The first data acquisition part is the questionnaire survey including the survey design, the questionnaire survey, and the sum-up survey. In the next data analysis part, senses of places based on the questionnaire survey are represented as distribution maps, and then the sense of place (subjective spaces) maps are correlatively compared with real world including physical environment and man-made constructions (objective spaces).