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A tourists' spatial behaviors simulator based on MAS and GIS
Author(s): Renjun Zhang; Weimin Xiang; Yuanfen Yang; Zhong Liu
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Paper Abstract

Based on the study of individual spatial behavior, the authors developed a tourists' spatial behaviors simulator (TSBS). TSBS employs Geographic Information System (GIS) to manage the spatial data, and Multi-Agent system (MAS) to simulate tourists' behaviors. By utilizing TSBS, tourists' travel patterns such as location, cost, and state can be analyzed and predicted. So TSBS can be an efficient tool for the management and planning of tourist resorts. TSBS is composed of four modules: data customizing, database, agent computation, and simulation results analysis. By use of a data customizing module, the user can customize the simulation content based on the realities. The database of TSBS is composed of spatial database, knowledge base and Agent status database. The agent computation module calculates tourists' speed, location and attributes at every clock step. By utilizing the simulation results analyzing module, the user can assess the simulation results by different indexes, or visualize the simulation process by means of a graphical interface. Based on a Client/server computation model, the local area network, even the internet, can be used as a computing platform for TSBS. The results obtained show that TSBS will be an effective tool to analyze tourists' spatial behaviors in a tourist resort.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6042, ICMIT 2005: Control Systems and Robotics, 60421N (2 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664622
Show Author Affiliations
Renjun Zhang, Chongqing Institute of Technology (China)
Weimin Xiang, Chongqing Institute of Technology (China)
Yuanfen Yang, Chongqing Institute of Technology (China)
Zhong Liu, Chongqing Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6042:
ICMIT 2005: Control Systems and Robotics
Yunlong Wei; Kil To Chong; Takayuki Takahashi; Shengping Liu; Zushu Li; Zhongwei Jiang; Jin Young Choi, Editor(s)

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