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Agent-based modeling and simulation for pedestrian movement behaviors in space: a review of applications and GIS issues
Author(s): Yuhong Zhou
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Paper Abstract

Agent-based approach has the advantage of supporting researches on local dynamics of pedestrian movement at a fine scale. After discussing the categories of environment and pedestrian behaviors, this paper reviews the recent development of diverse applications of agent-based pedestrian modeling and simulation under the four headings: (1) transportation planning for pedestrian facilities, (2) planning and design of urban space, (3) crowding, evacuation/panic, and disaster management, and (4) commercial activity organization and shopping behavior. The proposed various models and simulation systems in most of the applications are still immature and not suitable for practical decision-making. The last section of the paper discusses the relationship between GIS and agent-based pedestrian models and simulation systems, and stresses the enhancement of such models and simulations by incorporating more spatial query and analysis functionalities of GIS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7143, Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Geo-Simulation and Virtual GIS Environments, 71431I (3 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.812583
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Yuhong Zhou, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
Wuhan Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7143:
Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Geo-Simulation and Virtual GIS Environments
Lin Liu; Xia Li; Kai Liu; Xinchang Zhang; Aijun Chen, Editor(s)

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