9781473958654-1473958652-Agent-Based Modelling and Geographical Information Systems: A Practical Primer (Spatial Analytics and GIS)

Agent-Based Modelling and Geographical Information Systems: A Practical Primer (Spatial Analytics and GIS)

ISBN-13: 9781473958654
ISBN-10: 1473958652
Edition: 1
Author: Crooks, Andrew, Malleson, Nick, Manley, Ed, Heppenstall, Alison
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Format: Paperback 408 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781473958654
ISBN-10: 1473958652
Edition: 1
Author: Crooks, Andrew, Malleson, Nick, Manley, Ed, Heppenstall, Alison
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Format: Paperback 408 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Crooks, Andrew, Malleson, Nick, Manley, Ed, Heppenstall, Alison wrote Agent-Based Modelling and Geographical Information Systems: A Practical Primer (Spatial Analytics and GIS) comprising 408 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1473958652 and 9781473958654. Since then Agent-Based Modelling and Geographical Information Systems: A Practical Primer (Spatial Analytics and GIS) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.88 or rent at the marketplace.

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This is the era of Big Data and computational social science. It is an era that requires tools which can do more than visualise data but also model the complex relation between data and human action, and interaction. Agent-Based Models (ABM) - computational models which simulate human action and interaction – do just that.

This textbook explains how to design and build ABM and how to link the models to Geographical Information Systems. It guides you from the basics through to constructing more complex models which work with data and human behaviour in a spatial context. All of the fundamental concepts are explained and related to practical examples to facilitate learning (with models developed in NetLogo with all code examples available on the accompanying website). You will be able to use these models to develop your own applications and link, where appropriate, to Geographical Information Systems.


All of the key ideas and methods are explained in detail:

  • geographical modelling;
  • an introduction to ABM;
  • the fundamentals of Geographical Information Science;
  • why ABM and GIS;
  • using QGIS;
  • designing and building an ABM;
  • calibration and validation;
  • modelling human behavior.

An applied primer, that provides fundamental knowledge and practical skills, it will provide you with the skills to build and run your own models, and to begin your own research projects.

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