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The spatiotemporal form of urban growth: measurement, analysis and modeling
This study explores the combined application of remote sensing, spatial metrics and spatial modeling to the analysis and modeling of urban growth in Santa Barbara, California. Expand
Computation of the fractal dimension of topographic surfaces using the triangular prism surface area method
Abstract A new method is proposed to calculate the fractional (fractal) dimension of topographic surfaces. The method uses a three-dimensional geometric equivalent of the “walking dividers” method inExpand
Getting Started with Geographic Information Systems
(NOTE: Each chapter includes Study Guide, Exercises, References, and Key Terms and Definitions.) 1. What Is a GIS? Getting Started. Some Definitions of GIS. A Brief History of GIS. Sources ofExpand
An improved simple morphological filter for the terrain classification of airborne LIDAR data
The Simple Morphological Filter (SMRF) addresses this problem by applying image processing techniques to the data, along with a novel application of image inpainting techniques. Expand
Testing Popular Visualization Techniques for Representing Model Uncertainty
We analyze techniques for visualizing uncertainty of an urban growth model called SLEUTH, which is designed to aid decision-makers in the field of urban planning and fits into the computational framework of an SDSS. Expand
Toward Optimal Calibration of the SLEUTH Land Use Change Model
SLEUTH is a computational simulation model that uses adaptive cellular automata to simulate the way cities grow and change their surrounding land uses. Expand
The Use of Scenarios in Land-Use Planning
In this paper we provide a systematic view of four basic issues that concern scenarists and scenario users—the concepts, functions, credentials, and efficacy of land-development scenarios. Expand
Guiding SLEUTH Land-Use/Land-Cover Change Modeling Using Multicriteria Evaluation: Towards Dynamic Sustainable Land-Use Planning
Upgrading the SLEUTH urban-growth and land-cover-change model, realizing its full capability in modeling change simultaneously in land-use and landcover types, and using it as a self-organizing dynamic land- use planning tool have been the three main objectives of this study. Expand
A general-purpose parallel raster processing programming library test application using a geographic cellular automata model
A general-purpose parallel raster processing programming library (pRPL) was developed and applied to speed up a commonly used cellular automaton model with known tractability limitations. Expand
Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Modeling
1. Modeling the Environment with GIS: A Historical Perspective from Geography. Introduction. GIS and Environmental Modeling: Historical Legacy. The Evolution of GIS. The GIS/EM Conferences: NumbersExpand