采用GIS空间分析和数理统计方法，研究了广东省温泉旅游地的空间结构及演化发展. 结果显示，广东省温泉旅游地空间分布呈集群分布态势，集中程度较高，空间分布极不均衡，珠三角和粤北山区分布密度高. 其演化发展经历了室内温泉、露天温泉、主题温泉和度假温泉等4个发展阶段，主要受资源禀赋条件、客源市场条件、交通条件变革以及旅游市场消费变化等因素的驱动影响.
By taking Guangdong Province as a case, this paper applied the methods of mathematical statistics and GIS spatial analysis to analyze and discuss the spatial structure and evolution process of hot spring resorts. The results show that the spatial distribution of hot spring resorts is a cluster distribution situation and high concentration degree. The utmost disproportion in dimensional distribution is existed and the distribution density of hot spring resorts is higher in the Pearl River Delta and mountains of northern Guangdong. The evolution and development of hot spring resorts include 4 stages: indoor hot spring，outdoor hot spring，theme hot spring and vacation hot spring，which is mainly affected by the resource endowment, the tourist source market, the traffic condition and the changing consumptions of tourism market.