Spatial Evolutionary Modeling

Hardcover | July 15, 2001

byRoman M. Krzanowski, Jonathan Raper

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Evolutionary models (e.g., genetic algorithms, artificial life), explored in other fields for the past two decades, are now emerging as an important new tool in GIS for a number of reasons. First, they are highly appropriate for modeling geographic phenomena. Secondly, geographical problemsare often spatially separate (broken down into local or regional problems) and evolutionary algorithms can exploit this structure. Finally, the ability to store, manipulate, and visualize spatial data has increased to the point that space-time-attribute databases can be easily handled.

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Evolutionary models (e.g., genetic algorithms, artificial life), explored in other fields for the past two decades, are now emerging as an important new tool in GIS for a number of reasons. First, they are highly appropriate for modeling geographic phenomena. Secondly, geographical problemsare often spatially separate (broken down into...

Jonathan Raper is at City University of London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:July 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195135687

ISBN - 13:9780195135688

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Table of Contents

Michael F. Goodchild: ForewordContributorsPart I. Evolutionary Algorithms: An Introduction1. Concepts of Evolutionary Modeling and Evolutionary AlgorithmsPart II. Spatial Evolutionary Modeling: Algorithms and Models2. Modeling Spatial PhenomenaPart III. Spatial Evolutionary Algorithms: Applications3. Catherine Dibble: Beyond Data: Handling Spatial and Analytical Contexts with Genetics-Based Machine Learning4. Christopher Brooks: A Genetic Algorithm to Design Optimal Patch Configurations Using Raster Data Structures5. Steven Van Dijk, Dirk Thierens, and Mark De Berg: Designing Genetic Algorithms to Solve GIS Problems6. Angela Guimaraes Pereira: Evolutionary Modeling of Routes: The Case of Road Design7. Daniel Delahaye: Airspace Sectoring by Evolutionary ComputationIndex

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Clearly written and cutting edge, this book will appeal not only to GIS practitioners and researchers, but also to other professionals confronted by spatial problems. It may also serve as a primary textbook for college-level courses in GIS, advanced spatial modeling method and informationengineering, or as a supplementary textbook for computer science courses.