Integrating VR, GIS and Agent Based Model to Simulate Regional Residential Demand Changes

Leshan Zhang, Dave Murray-rust, Wen Li, Corentin M. Fontaine, Mark Rounsevell, Ge Chen

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Abstract

Urban dynamic modeling has been identified as one of the most complicated processes in geo-simulation. New theories and applications are expected to facilitate understanding urban dynamics and complexities. In this paper, we present a tightly integrated system applied in this context, by coupling the newly developed modeling techniques in geo-simulation: agent-based modeling (ABM) and an advanced framework in computer science: VR-GIS integrated platform. The result system has demonstrated with some practical advantages: 1) the urban dynamic model is more operational and realistic through running in real-world based 3D environment; 2) it provides a testing platform for model calibration, validation, and drawing conclusions; 3) due to the richness in representation and interaction, it is desirable for communication and decision-making support in urban planning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 2ND IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, VOL 4
EditorsWH Li, JH Zhou
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages388-392
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4518-9
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology - Beijing
Duration: 8 Aug 200911 Aug 2009

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology
CityBeijing
Period8/08/0911/08/09

Keywords

  • virtual reality
  • GIS
  • agent based model
  • residential location choice
  • urban planning

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