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GEOSIMULATION


Proposed Course by

Jay Lee

Department of Geography

Kent State University

Kent, OH 44242
-
0001

Email:
jlee@kent.edu

Phone: 330
-
672
-
3222


Course Objectives


This course introduces students to a wide spectrum

of methods
suitable
for modeling and
simulating geographic phenomena.

Different types of models
and how each can be built
will be
examined
first to lay the foundation for discussion on simulation. Emphasis will be placed on the
unique characteristics of g
eographic information as opposed to information that is not geo
-
referenced. Geosimulation will be discussed with simulators that the instructor developed,
including an Urban Growth Simulator, an Urban Crime Simulator, and an Urban Health Simulator.
Additio
nal raster
-
based simulators will also be discussed.


As the course uses only developed software, there is no prerequisite for any background in
computer programming. However, experience in using GIS and related software tools will be
helpful.


Course Form
at


Classroom lectures and discussion
s will be the primary format in class. Additionally, hands
-
on
laboratory sessions with assignments will be used to supplement the materials discussed in class.


Course Textbooks and Readings


Beneson, Itzhak and Paul To
rrens (2004)
Geosimulation: Automata
-
based Modeling of Urban
Phenomena
. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.


Mundia, Charles and Masamu Aniya (2010)
Spatial
-
Temporal Analysis and Modeling of Urban
Growth: Spatial Analysis and Geo
-
simulation of Urban growth usi
ng Cellular Automata, Remote
Sensing, and GIS
.

Lap Lambert Academic Publishing. 156p.


Murgante, Beniamino, Giuseppe Borruso, and Alessandra Lapucci (eds.) (2009)
Geocomputation
and Urban Planning
. Berlin: Springer. 279p.


Langlois, Patrice (2011)
Simulati
on of Compex Systems in GIS
. London: John Wiley.


Makuch, Joe

and Bonnie Emmert

(1994)
Simulation Models, GIS and Nonpoint
-
Source Pollution
.
Beltsville, MD: National Agricultural Library.


Lecture notes by the instructor. (Will be made available to student
s in class.)


Course Requirements


Requirement

Student

Due Dates

Credit

First Examination

Undergraduate

Week 7

30%


Graduate

Week 7

25%

Second Examination

Undergraduate

Week 13

30%


Graduate

Week 13

25%

Final Examination

Undergraduate

Week 18

30%


Gr
aduate

Week 18

25%

Book Review

Graduate (MA)

Week 16

20%

Term Project

Graduate (PhD)

Week 17

20%

Laboratory Exercises

Undergraduate

Various

10%


Graduate

Various

10%


Examinations (1
st
, 2
nd
, and Final)
: All students are required to take the three exam
inations given to
measure the success of student learning. Examinations may include short answer questions
and/or essay questions. Focus of the examinations will be placed on ensuring students’
understanding of the concepts, theories, and methodology discu
ssed in class lectures and
demonstrated in laboratory exercises.

All examinations will cover topics discussed since the last
examination.


Laboratory exercises (various)
: All students are required to complete the assigned laboratory
exercises. In general,
each exercise is due in a week of time from when it’s assigned.


Book Review
: All students registered in Master degree program are required to do a book review.
The selection of the book to be reviewed should be approved by the instructor by the 5
th

week.
An acceptable outcome should be a manuscript ready for submission to academic journals in
geography.


Term Project
: All students registered in PhD degree program are required to carry out

a term project
that applies the materials discussed in class.

By the

2
nd

week, each PhD candidate in class should
submit to the instructor a one
-
page plan for the term project that outlines the topic, methods,
data source and quality, and expected results to obtain an approval.


Tentative Course Outline


Part I: Geospatial

Analysis and Simulation


Models and Modeling (Week 1)


Modeling and Simulation (Week 2)


Part II: Analogue Simulation


Hierarchical Cluster Analysis (Week 3)


Environmental Criminology and Geography (Week 4)


Design and implementation of Analogue Simulati
on (Week 5)


Urban Crime Simulator
and laboratory exercise
(Week6)


(Week 7


First Exam)


Part III: GIS Simulation


Layered View of the World (Week 8)


Multiple Criteria Evaluation (Week 9)


Urban Growth and Urban Sprawl (Week 10)


Design and Implementati
on of Simulation in GIS (Week 11)


Urban Growth Simulator
and laboratory exercise
(Week 12)


(Week 13


Second Exam)


Part IV:
Raster
-
based Simulation


Cellular Automata Simulation
(Week14)


Agent Based Models and Simulations (Week 15)


Neighborhood Level
Public Health

(Week 16)


Software Tools and Implementation

and laboratory exercise

(Week 17)


(Week 18


Final Exam)