Publisher description for Spatial evolutionary modeling / Roman Krzanowski, Jonathan Raper.


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Evolutionary models (e.g. genetic algorithms, artificial life), explored in other fields for the past two decades, are emerging as an important new tool for geographic information systems for a number of reasons. First, they are highly appropriate for modeling geographic phenomena; secondly, geographical problems are often spatially separate (broken down into local or regional problems), and evolutionary algorithms can exploit this structure; and finally, the ability to store, manipulate, and visualize spatial data has increased to the point that space-time-attribute databases can be easily handled. This book is meant to sere as a guide to the evolutionary modleing of spatial phenomena.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Geographic information systems.
Genetic algorithms.
Mathematical models.