Comparing the input, output, and validation maps for several models of land change

@article{Pontius2008ComparingTI,
  title={Comparing the input, output, and validation maps for several models of land change},
  author={Robert Gilmore Pontius and Wideke Boersma and Jean-Christophe Castella and Keith C. Clarke and Ton C. M. de Nijs and Charles Dietzel and Zengqiang Duan and {\'E}ric Fotsing and Noah Charles Goldstein and Kasper Kok and Eric Koomen and Christopher D. Lippitt and William J. Mcconnell and Alias Mohd Sood and Bryan C. Pijanowski and Snehal Pithadia and Sean Sweeney and Tran Ngoc Trung and A. Veldkamp and Peter H. Verburg},
  journal={The Annals of Regional Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={42},
  pages={11-37}
}
This paper applies methods of multiple resolution map comparison to quantify characteristics for 13 applications of 9 different popular peer-reviewed land change models. Each modeling application simulates change of land categories in raster maps from an initial time to a subsequent time. For each modeling application, the statistical methods compare: (1) a reference map of the initial time, (2) a reference map of the subsequent time, and (3) a prediction map of the subsequent time. The three… 
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