Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems by Alison J. Heppenstall, Andrew T. Crooks, Linda M. See,

By Alison J. Heppenstall, Andrew T. Crooks, Linda M. See, Michael Batty

This distinctive ebook brings jointly a entire set of papers at the historical past, thought, technical concerns and purposes of agent-based modelling (ABM) inside of geographical structures. This choice of papers is a useful reference element for the skilled agent-based modeller to boot these new to the realm. particular geographical concerns akin to dealing with scale and area are handled in addition to sensible suggestion from prime specialists approximately designing and growing ABMs, dealing with complexity, visualising and validating version outputs. With contributions from some of the world’s top study associations, the newest utilized examine (micro and macro purposes) from worldwide exemplify what may be accomplished in geographical context.

This booklet is proper to researchers, postgraduate and complicated undergraduate scholars, and execs within the components of quantitative geography, spatial research, spatial modelling, social simulation modelling and geographical details sciences.

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Cellular automata in urban spatial modelling. In A. J. Heppenstall, A. T Crooks, L. M. See & M. ), Agent-based models of Geographical Systems (pp. 69–84). Dordrecht: Springer. Liu, Y. (2008). Modelling urban development with geographical information systems and cellular automata. Boca Raton: CRC Press. S. (1964). A model of metropolis. Memorandum RM-4035-RC. Santa Monica: The Rand Corporation. S. (1965). A short course in model design. Journal of the American Institute of Planners, 31, 158–165.

This does show that it is possible to begin to introduce social physics ideas into ABM with such connections to discrete choice modelling and microsimulation appearing extremely promising. Similar ideas of movement and spatial interaction are briefly introduced in Batty (2005) to which interested readers are referred. The last thing we will do in this section is illustrate a typical example of ABM at the pedestrian movement level. In Fig. 4, we show a model built for the Covent Garden Market complex in central London by Ward (2007).

Most serious applications rather than proofs of concept or pedagogic demonstrations require specific software applications. Insofar as generic software can be used, this provides many of the basic routines but these still have to be assembled in situ by skilled programmers, notwithstanding the fact that downstream applications may emerge which are generic. But then such applications tend to be pedagogic, showing what has been done and any new application requires purposebuilt software development.

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