Integrating Geographic Information Systems and Agent-Based Modeling Techniques for Simulating Social and Ecological Processes by H. Randy Gimblett

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This volume presents a set of coherent, cross-referenced perspectives on incorporating the spatial representation andanalytical power of GIS with agent-based modelling of evolutionary and non-linear processes and phenomena. Many recent advances in software algorithms for incorporatinggeographic 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.

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H. Randy Gimblett is at University of Arizona.

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Title:Integrating Geographic Information Systems and Agent-Based Modeling Techniques for Simulating…Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.91 inPublished:December 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019514337X

ISBN - 13:9780195143379

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H. Randy Gimblett: Preface1. H. Randy Gimblett: Integrating Geographic Information Systems and Agent-Based Technologies for Modeling and Simulating Social and Ecological Phenomena2. John Anderson: Providing a Broad Spectrum of Agents in Spatially Explicit Simulation Models: The Gensim Approach3. Paul Box: Spatial Units as Agents: Making the Landscape an Equal Player in Agent-Based Simulations4 Geographic Information Systems and Agent-Based Modeling. James D. Westervelt: 5. Steven J. Harper, James D. Westervelt, and Ann-Marie Trame: Management Application of an Agent-Based Model: Control of Cowbirds at the Landscape Scale6. Scott M. Duke-Sylvester and Louis J. Gross: Integrating Spatial Data into an Agent-Based Modeling System: Ideas and Lessons from the Development of the Across-Trophic-Level System Simulation7. Peter J. Deadman and Edella Schlager: Models of Individual Decision Making in Agent-Based Simulation of Common-Pool-Resource Management Institutions8. Bin Jiang and H. Randy Gimblett: An Agent-Based Approach to Environmental and Urban Systems within Geographic Information Systems9. Robert M. Itami: Mobile Agents with Spatial Intelligence10. H. Randy Gimblett, Merton T. Richards, and Robert M. Itami: Simulating Widland Recreation Use and Conflicting Spatial Interactions using Rule-Driven Intelligent Agents11. H. Randy Gimblett, et al.: An Intelligent Agent-Based Model for Simulating and Evaluating River Trip Scenerios along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park12. Kevin Lim, et al.: Agent-Based Simulations of Household Decision Making and Land Use Change near Altamira, BrazilIndex

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"Nine contributions from Gimblett (U. of Arizona) and other scientists discuss the use of geographic information systems in connection with agent-based modeling techniques to dynamically simulate evolutionary, ecological, and social phenomena. The papers were originally presented at aconference held in March of 1998 at the Santa Fe Institute. Topics include, for example, spatial units as agents, models of individual decision making in simulations of common-pool- resource management institutions, and mobile agents with spatial intelligence."--SciTech Book News