Integrating Geographic Information Systems and Agent-Based Modeling Techniques: For Understanding Social and Ecological Processes

Integrating Geographic Information Systems and Agent-Based Modeling Techniques: For Understanding Social and Ecological Processes

by Randy Gimblett
     
 

This volume presents a set of coherent, cross-referenced perspectives on incorporating the spatial representation and analytical power of
GIS with agent-based modelling of evolutionary and non-linear processes and phenomena. Many recent advances in software algorithms for incorporating geographic data in modeling social and ecological behaviors, and successes in… See more details below

Overview

This volume presents a set of coherent, cross-referenced perspectives on incorporating the spatial representation and analytical power of
GIS with agent-based modelling of evolutionary and non-linear processes and phenomena. Many recent advances in software algorithms for incorporating geographic data in modeling social and ecological behaviors, and successes in applying such algorithms, had not been adequately reported in the literature. This book seeks to serve as the standard guide to this broad area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195143362
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Santa Fe Institute Studies on the Sciences of Complexity Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface, H. Randy Gimblett
1. Integrating Geographic Information Systems and Agent-Based Technologies for Modeling and Simulating Social and Ecological Phenomena, H. Randy Gimblett
2. Providing a Broad Spectrum of Agents in Spatially Explicit Simulation Models: The Gensim Approach, John Anderson
3. Spatial Units as Agents: Making the Landscape an Equal Player in Agent-Based Simulations, Paul Box
4. Geographic Information Systems and Agent-Based Modeling, James D. Westervelt
5. Management Application of an Agent-Based Model: Control of Cowbirds at the Landscape Scale, Steven J. Harper, James D. Westervelt, and Ann-Marie Trame
6. Integrating Spatial Data into an Agent-Based Modeling System: Ideas and Lessons from the Development of the Across-Trophic-Level System Simulation, Scott M. Duke-Sylvester and Louis J. Gross
7. Models of Individual Decision Making in Agent-Based Simulation of Common-Pool-Resource Management Institutions, Peter J. Deadman and Edella Schlager
8. An Agent-Based Approach to Environmental and Urban Systems within Geographic Information Systems, Bin Jiang and H. Randy Gimblett
9. Mobile Agents with Spatial Intelligence, Robert M. Itami
10. Simulating Wildland Recreation Use and Conflicting Spatial Interactions using Rule-Driven Intelligent Agents, H. Randy Gimblett, Merton T. Richards, and Robert M. Itami
11. An Intelligent Agent-Based Model for Simulating and Evaluating River Trip Scenarios along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, H. Randy Gimblett, et al.
12. Agent-Based Simulations of Household Decision Making and Land Use Change near Altamira, Brazil, Kevin Lim, et al.
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