GeoComputation Conference Proceedings


Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on GeoComputation
University of Michigan.,
United States of America
31 July - 3 August 2005

Sponsored by ESRI, Inc., School of Natural Resources and Environment at University of Michigan, Institute for Geospatial Research and Education at Eastern Michigan University, and the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at University of Michigan.

The following papers were first published on CD-ROM. Produced by: Yichun Xie and Daniel G. Brown. Publisher: "GeoComputation CD-ROM".



Visual Data Mining: Building 'Space-Time-Cube' Socio-Economic Conduits For Provincial Level Modelling Of The Regional Development Process In Spain 1955-1977
Abrahart, R.J. and Bradshaw, R.P.


Cellular Automata Urban Growth Simulation and Evaluation - A Case Study of Indianapolis
Alkheder, S. and Shan, J.


What Statistical Models Can Better Detect Land-Change Mechanisms?
An, L., Brown, D.G., Rand, W. and Page, S.


Pysal, A Python Library For Spatial Analytical Functions
Anselin, L. and Rey, S.


Modelling Space-Time Pattern In Infectious Disease Under Environmental Constraints To Infer Underlying Transmission Processes: Initial Results From A Simulation Model
Atkinson, P. and Yang, Y.


Reconstructing Lifetime Exposure To Arsenic In Drinking Water Using Spatiotemporal Information
AvRuskin, G., Meliker, J., Slotnick, M. and Kaufmann, A.


Development of a High Resolution Population Dynamics Model
Bhaduri, B., Bright, E. and Coleman, P.


Geographic Automata Systems And The OBEUS Software For Their Implementation
Benenson, I. and Kharbash, V.


An Agent-Based Simulation Of Yellowstone’s Northern Range Elk Herd: An Evolutionary Approach
Bennett, D. and Tang, W.


Modelling Forest Insect Infestations With Gis-Based Cellular Automata And Fuzzy Sets
Bone, C. and Dragicevic, S.


Cluster Detection in Point Event Data having Tendency Towards Spatially Repetitive Events
Brimicombe, A.


Interface-Based Support For Modeling Coupling: Spatial Representation And Compatibility Issues
Bulatewicz, T. and Cuny, J.


Chinese Calligraphy Illustration as Spatial Design Inspiration
Chang J. and Chang, T.


Evolving Boids: Using A Genetic Algorithm To Develop Boid Behaviors
Conley, J.


Using Open Source Data Analysis Environments For Prototyping Spatial Modeling Implementations In R
Chun, Y., Bivand, R. and Tiefelsdorf, M.


Modeling The Role Of Carrier Species In The Spread Of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Clites, L. and Henscheid, Z.


The Workings of Complexity within the Architectural Discipline
Cox, W.


Investigating The Spatial Relationships Between Environmental Toxins And Autism Spectrum Disorders
Cregar, D.


Visualization Based Approach for Category Exploration with Health Data
Dai, X. and Gahegan, M.


A Spatial Signature Of Sprawl: Or The Proportion And Distribution Of Linear Network Circuits
Dalton, R. and Dalton, N.


Saving Lives With Agent-Based Geocomputation
Dibble, C.


Flexible Indexing Of Spatiotemporal Information With Multiple Views
Dou, J. and Peuquet, D.


Knowledge-Informed Pareto Simulated Annealing For Multi-Objective Spatial Allocation
Duh, J. and Brown, D.


Incorporating Second-Order Properties In “Digital Populations” For Cluster Detection Analysis And Agent-Based Modeling
Ehlschlaeger, C.


A Region Quadtree-Based Framework For Similarity Searches Of Image Databases
Emerson, C., Chinniah, S., Lam, N. and Quattrochi, D.


Ecological And Human Health Risk Assessment For The Kalamazoo River Superfund Site Using A Web-Based Gis
Erickson, T. Savage, S. and Shuchman, R.


Spatially Explicit Computer-based Experiments as a Tool for Exploring Heterogeneous Decision-Making Dynamics in Agent-Based Models of Landcover Change
Evans, T.


Model Selection Issues in Geographically Weighted Regression
Fotheringham A., Charlton M., Brunsdon C. and Nakaya T.


Creating Small Areas for Ireland – Problems and Opportunities
Fotheringham A., Charlton M., O’Brien M. and Martin D.


Construct 3D Building Topology Based On Point Primitives
Fu, C. and Shan, J.


Incorporating Quality Of Data In Geospatial Analysis
Fu, L., Soh,L. and Samal, A.


Fitting The Pieces Together: A Geocomputational Problem-Solving Environment To Integrate Disparate Analysis An Visualization Tools
Gahegan, M. and Macgill, J.


A bottom-up strategy for uncertainty quantification in complex geo-computational models
Ganguly, A.R., Protopopescu, V., and Sorokine, A.


Density-equalizing Map Projections: Diffusion-based Algorithm and Applications
Gastner M. and Newman M.


Methodological Issues In Creating A Regional Neighborhood Typology
Gocmen, A.


A Formalization Of Spatial Spread
Goldstein, N.


Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough - Sensitivity Testing Of Monte Carlo Iterations For Model Calibration
Goldstein, N., Dietzel, C. and Clarke, K.


Detection Of Spatial Clusters And Outliers Using The Lisa Statistic And Geostatistically Simulated Spatial Neutral Models
Goovaerts, P. and Jacquez, G.


Spatially Explicit Agents And Landscape Models Coupled In A Single Framework? It All Depends On How You View It
Graniero, P.


Analyzing long-term spatio-temporal change using Historical GIS data
Gregory, I.


A Generic Spatial Model Based On Vector Agents
Hammam, Y., Moore, A., Whigham, P. and Freeman, C.


A Quantitative Model Of Place Names As A Georeferencing System Harada, Y., Sadahiro, Y.
Harada, Y., Sadahiro, Y.


Optimising A Hybrid Agent-Based System With Application To The Retail Petrol Market
Heppenstall, A., Birkin, M. and Evans, A.


An Integration of GIS, Spatial Statistics and Network Service for Regional Data Mining
Hu, H. and Bao, S.


Intelligent Incident Response Units Dispatching Using Gis And Traffic Simulation Engine
Huang, B. and Pan, X.


Geographic Clustering for Case-Control Data with Residential Histories
Jacquez, G.


Agent-Based Modeling Of Field Patterns In Upland Cultivation In Vietnam
Jepsen, M., Leitz, S., Folving, R., Rasmussen, K. and Møller-Jensen, Lasse.


Process, Simulation, Error, and Sensitivity Modeling Integrated in a Modeling Environment
Johnston, K., Kopp, S. and Tucker, C.


Computation Of Information For Environmental Management From The Results Of Regional Climate Model Simulations In Europe
Jolma, A., Kokkonen, T., Koivusalo, H. and Laine, H.


Multiscale measurements of fragmented cities: Enhancing urban analysis through lacunarity based measures
Junior, S.A. and Filho, M.B.


Tweening Grammars: Deformation Rules For Representing Change Between Discrete Geographic Entities
Kim, T. and Cova, T.


Agent-Based Simulation For Spatial Behaviour Of Pedestrian: An Application To Retail Movements Using A Genetic Algorithm
Kitazawa, K.


Improving Spatial Data Interoperability Using Geostatistical Support-To-Support Interpolation
Kyriakidis, P., Schneider, P. and Goodchild, M.


Geoontology-Based Spatial Semantic Description Of Web Page For Semantic Web Spatial Inference
Le, X. and Yang, C.


The Design And Implementation Of A System For Epidemic Response In Urban Areas
Li, B., Li, Q. and Liu, C.


Agent Technologies for Spatial Data Quality Analysis in Environmental Modeling
Li, Y.


Exploring Multiobjective Urban Land Allocation With Geosimulation
Ligmann-Zielinska, A., Church, R. and Jankowski, P.


Increasing Geocomputational Interoperability: Towards A Standard Geocomputation Api
Liu, Y., Gahegan, M. and Macgill, J.


A Virtual platform of Remote Sensing Image Processing Grid-based
Ma, W.


Land Cover Mapping At Sub-Pixel Scales: Unraveling The Mixed Pixel
Makido, Y. and Shortridge, A.


Representing Bounded Rationality In Decision Making: Experiments With Genetic Programing And Agent-Based Modeling
Manson, S.


Multidimensional Map Algebra
Mennis, J., Leong, J. and Khanna R.


Incorporating Spatial Dependence In Predictive Vegetation Models: Mojave Desert Case Study
Miller, J.


Modeling Rurality using Spatial Indicators
Mountrakis, G. and AvRuskin, G.


Simulating Inner-City Gentrification Using Hybrid Models Of Cellular Automata And Multi-Agent Systems
Nara, A. and Torrens, P.


An ABM approach for the development of an Alternative-Fuel Infrastructure
Ostrowski, D.


Exploration Of Geographic Information Systems (Gis)-Based Medical Databases With Self Organizing Maps (Som): A Case Study Of Adult Asthma
Oyana, T., Boppidi, D., Yan, J. and Lwebuga-Mukasa, J.


Swarming Methods for GeoSpatial Reasoning
Parunak, V., Sauter, J.,Brueckner, S. and Matthews, B.


Investigating The Effects Of Functional Diversity In Spatially Distributed Geographic Domains
Pereira, G.


Sensitivity Analysis Of The 2003 Simi Wildfire Event
Peterson, S., Goldstein, N., Clark, M., Halligan, K., Schneider, P., Dennison, P. and Roberts, D.


On Statistical Approximations Of Geographical Maps By Spatial Representations Of Proximity Data
Platt, J.


Let Us Prey: Simulations Of Grazing Traces In The Fossil Record
Plotnick, R. and Koy, K.


Visualizing The Certainty For Extrapolations From Models Of Landscape Change
Pontius R., Versluis A. and Malizia N.


Simulating Patterns Of Uncertainty In Post-Classification Change Detection
Powers, A.


Environmental Contextualization of Uncertainty for Moving Objects
Prager, S.


A Web Based Geographic Information Platform To Support Fire Modeling Efforts In The Wildland Urban Interface
Radke J., Repetti A. and Xu, J.


Establishing Concave Geometric Approximations To Better Capture Spatial Location, Extent And Shape For Geographic Information Retrieval
Radke, J., Xu, J. and Frontiera, P.


A Self-Organizing Neural System For Urban Simulations
Rao, A. and Lonsway, B.


Spectra of Coincidences Between Spatial Data Sets: Toward Hierarchical Inferential Comparisons of Categorical Maps
Remmel, T. and Csillag, F.


Representative Hillslopes In Geospatial Modeling: Representing Environmental Properties And Processes At Various Scales
Renschler, C. and Minkowski, M.


Exploratory Geovisualization Of Spatial Dynamics
Rey, S., Janikas, M. and Smirnov, O.


Learning In Dynamic Multi-Layered Social Networks: A Mesa Verde Example
Reynolds, R., Kobti, Z. and Kohler, T.


A Neural Network Model For Spatial Interpolation Of Rainfall Data
Rigol, J., Jarvis, C. and Stuart, N.


Comparison Of Eulerian & Lagrangian Models For Representing A Land-Use Change Process
Robinson, D. and Brown, D.


Collaborative Open Source Software Development: The Case Of Sp, A Package Of R Class Definitions For Spatial Data
Rowlingson, B., Pebesma, E. and Bivand, R.


Representing Geotechnical Knowledge Using Ontologies Integrated Into A Spatial Decision Support System
Rozic, S. and Graniero, P.


From Static To Dynamic Models: Enabling Real-Time Geocomputation Infrastructures
Shankar, M., Liu, C. and Bhaduri, B.


An Integrated System Of Abm And Gis With Grid Computing
Shen, T., Li, X., Guo, Z. and Wang, L.


Incorporating both Geographical Space and Attribute Space into the Kernel Weighting Function of Geographically Weighted Regression
Shi, H., Zhang L. and Liu, J.


Mote In Morans I: Assessing The Limits Of The Autocorrelation Index For Raster Class Maps
Shortridge, A.


The Development Of A Process Based Spatio-Temporal Information System
Sledge, J.


LEAM: Extended Cellular Automata Model Of Urban Land-Use Change


Exploratory Spatial Analysis Methods Using GIS To Identify Appropriate Scale And Risk Factors For Quantifying Obesity
Tian, Y., Troppy, T., Dripps, W. and Chalfoiux, D.


A Behavioral Model For Simulating Agent Movement
Torrens, P.


A Simplified Route Choice Model Using The Shortest Angular Path Assumption
Turner, A. and Dalton, N.


Building a Standards Based Collaborative GIS
Turton, I. and Macgill, J.


Critical Thresholds And Sensitivity Dynamics Of Percolation
Varnakovida, P. and Messina, J.


Space-filling Curve Based Point Clouds Index
Wang, J. and Shan, J.


A Theory Of The Spatial Computational Domain
Wang, S. and Armstrong, M.


Design And Implementation Of Spatial-Temporal Data Model In Vehicle Monitor System
Weng, J., Wang, W., Fan, K. and Huang, J.


3D Visualization Of Complicated Rock In Hydropower Engineering
Wei, H.


Finding The Jobless: An Initial Spatio-Temporal Modelling Of Unemployment In South Africa
Weir-Smith, G.


Geographical Optimization Using Evolutionary Algorithms
Xiao, N.


An Approach For Blocking a Fleeing Vehicle With Probabilistic Behavior
Xie, C. and Huang, B.


Modeling And Calibrating Transition Rules In Urban Cellular Automata
Ye, X., Xie, Y. and Batty, M.


Area-To-Point Interpolation Accounting For Inequality-Type Data
Yoo, E. and Kyriakidis, P.


Generating Policies for Sustainable Water Use in Complex Scenarios: An Agent-based model of Monroe County, Michigan
Zellner, M.


Parallel Computing Of Map Drawing Based on Xml, Ice And Memory Graphics Engine
Zeng, Z., Zhang, L. and Zhu, J.


Polygon-based Spatial Clustering
Zhang, J., Samal, A. and Soh L.


A BOINC based System for Global Topographic Structure Extraction Using SRTM Digital Elevation Models
Zhang, L., Zhu, J. and Zeng, Z.


Using Genetic Algorithms To Generate Alternatives For Multi-Objective Corridor Location Problems
Zhang, X.



Multi-Agent Simulation for Landscape Management: A Case around Wondo Genet: Ethiopia
Bizuwerk, A., Ligtenberg,A. and Kramer, M.


An Evolution-Based Home Furniture Layout Assistant For Non-Designers
Chiu, C. and Chien, S.


Visualization of Spatial-Temporal Information for Historical Sites on GIS
Chiu, H., Lee, J. and Koshak, N.


Parallel-R And Gis: A First Look
Fann, G., Samatova, N., Yoginath, S., Bauer, D., Kora. G. and Kohl, J.


Uncertainty Analysis In The Landscan Global Population Database
Ganguly, A., Bhaduri, B., Bright, E. and Coleman, P.


Estimation Of Markov Transition Probabilities And Characterization Of Soil Spatial Variability Using Transiograms
Li, W. and Zhang, C.


Cumulative Effects Assessment As A Framework For Prioritizing Mitigation Measures In Remnants Of Vegetation
Mahiny, A. and Turner, B.


Spatial Correlates And Areal Interpolation: A Proposed Neural Network Solution To The Missing Data Problem In Area-Based Spatial Analysis
Merwin, D.


A Stochastic Population Model Utilizing Regional Transportation Networks
Meyer, D., Rotter, S. and Shrekenhamer, D.


Landscape Pattern And Per-Pixel Classification Probabilities
Mitchell, S., Remmel, T., Csillag, F. and Wulder, M.


A Model Performance Measure For Validation Of Geophysical Mass Flow Simulation
Namikawa, L. and Renschler, C.


Routing Rivers, Lakes And Portages
Radke, J., Li, W. and Lin, T.


Parallel Visualization for GIS Applications
Sorokine, A., Daniel, J. and Liu, C.


Agent-Based Urban Simulation: Relationship Between Decision-Making Of Rent And Space-Time Land Use Pattern
Takizawa, A.


Integrating Machine Learning And Expert System For Coastal Wetland Loss Detection
Wang, F.


Modeling Impacts Of Land-Use Change On Spatial Distributions Of Emissions
Wang, Y.


Developing Agent-base Simulation for Querying Tourist Spatio-temporal Movement Pattern on Phillip Island
Xia, J.


Research On Collaborative Web Mapping System Based On Grid Service
Zhang, J., Yang, C.


Research On Spatial Deviation Analysis Model Of Land-Use Change
Zhang X., Pan Q., Zhao, Y and Huang, Q.


Five Student Winners of ESRI Travel Supports

A Formalization Of Spatial Spread
Goldstein, N.


A Quantitative Model Of Place Names As A Georeferencing System
Harada, Y. and Sadahiro, Y.


Increasing Geocomputational Interoperability: Towards A Standard Geocomputation Api
Liu, Y., Gahegan, M. and Macgill, J.


Representing Geotechnical Knowledge Using Ontologies Integrated Into A Spatial Decision Support System
Rozic, S. and Graniero, P.


Using Genetic Algorithms To Generate Alternatives For Multi-Objective Corridor Location Problems
Zhang, X.