Density Matters - Using GIS data

In the complex world of (policy) decision making, for many questions geo-spatial aspects are of great importance. As one result of this, geographic information systems (GIS), which are used to combine various forms of geographical data, have become popular over the past years. The aim of our presentation is to give an introduction to GIS and, using some simple examples, to demonstrate what needs to be considered in order to use geospatial information (e.g. in a NetLogo simulation). For this purpose, the first part of our talk will focus on key aspects of using GIS in general, namely understanding the different types of GIS data and learning about GIS tools and datasets. Equipped with this basic knowledge, in the second part of our talk we will then demonstrate how to use GIS data to populate patches in a NetLogo simulation.

Date: 
Thursday, 17 October, 2013 - 12:30 to 14:00
Presenter(s): 
Tina Balke, Jennifer Badham
Presenter(s) biography: 

Tina Balke and Jennifer Badham are research fellows based in CRESS.

Location: 
26AD03