2nd International Conference on GeoComputation

A Hybrid Rule-Object Spatial Modelling Tool for Catchment Analysis

P G Luckman, R D Gibson 1 , and R R Chamarti

Landcare Research, Private Bag 11 052,
Palmerston North,

1Now at Paradigm Technologies, Wellington, New Zealand.

Email: luckmanp@landcare.cri.nz

Presented at the second annual conference of GeoComputation 97 & SIRC 97, University of Otago, New Zealand, 26-29 August 1997


Sustainable land management requires understanding of the cumulative effects of current and likely future land use patterns. A modelling shell (LAMS, Land Management Simu-lator) has been developed to allow exploration of how on- and off-site effects develop in time and space. LAMS is tightly integrated with the Arc/Info GIS, and models can freely access spatial data, execute GIS spatial operations and manipulate the spatial display. An application of LAMS to land use change in New Zealand erodible hill country is discussed.