By Patrice Langlois
This e-book offers a finished view of geographical modeling. It first establishes the rules of geographical modeling, overlaying such ideas as constitution, association, approach, topologies, in addition to the concept that of time. subsequent, it tackles using computing device instruments for dynamic version development and provides numerous types utilized to varied topics, corresponding to city progress, typical dangers, in addition to political topics. ultimately, a basic version of the geographic brokers procedure (GAS), which might be used as a foundation for the development of a model-building platform for dynamic spatial types is presented.Content:
Chapter 1 constitution and process options (pages 5–27):
Chapter 2 area and Geometry (pages 29–66):
Chapter three Topological buildings: How gadgets are equipped in Spatial platforms (pages 67–78):
Chapter four topic and Geographical items (pages 79–96):
Chapter five Time and Dynamics (pages 97–119):
Chapter 6 Spatial interplay (pages 121–139):
Chapter 7 suggestion and Formalization of a CA (pages 145–170):
Chapter eight Examples of Geographic mobile Automaton types (pages 171–233):
Chapter nine Theoretical process of an built-in Simulation Platform (pages 241–244):
Chapter 10 a proper Ontology of Geographic Agent structures (pages 245–282):
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