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The Repast Simulation/Modelling System for Geospatial Simulation

Crooks, AT; (2007) The Repast Simulation/Modelling System for Geospatial Simulation. (CASA Working Paper Series ). Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis: London. Green open access


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The use of simulation/modelling systems can simplify the implementation of agent-based models. Repast is one of the few simulation/modelling software systems that supports the integration of geospatial data especially that of vector-based geometries. This paper provides details about Repast specifically an overview, including its different development languages available to develop agent-based models. Before describing Repast’s core functionality and how models can be developed within it, specific emphasis will be placed on its ability to represent dynamics and incorporate geographical information. Once these elements of the system have been covered, a diverse list of Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) applications using Repast will be presented with particular emphasis on spatial applications utilizing Repast, in particular, those that utilize geospatial data.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: The Repast Simulation/Modelling System for Geospatial Simulation
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Keywords: model
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/15176
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