Landscape boundaries are the heterogeneous landscapes among the relatively homogeneous landscapes on the given
temporal-spatial scale. Quality evaluation of landscape boundary is an important component of landscape boundary
research. Moreover, it is a research hotspot of Landscape Ecology. The boundary characteristic of farmland landscape
influences indirectly ecological process and farmland productivity. This research is aimed to explore the quality
evaluation of the farmland landscape boundary on the basis of the original data, with Geographic Information System
(GIS) combined with field investigation, and Fujian's Yongtai County is taken as the study area. The research covers
four aspects. First, extract correlative thematic maps with the aid of ArcGIS and ENVI, put them under spatial analysis
and define farmland landscape unit and acquire unit attribute data. Second, the major measure indexes of farmland
landscape boundary are selected, such as patch shape index, patch acreage index and patch contagion index. Third,
supported by Landscape Ecology methods, this research puts forward an integrated index reflecting the condition of
farmland landscape boundary, and outputs the grade maps of farmland landscape boundary quality on the study area.
Finally, a corresponding evaluation map is drawn up, and according to the show of the map, the regional character of
farmland landscape boundary quality is analyzed. The results indicate that the farmland landscape boundary quality in
the research region is medium and the integrated quality index of farmland landscape boundary could preferably reflect
spatial variability of the farmland use landscape.