Modelling Land-Use Change: Progress and applications

Koomen, E.; Stillwell, J.; Bakema, A.; Scholten, H.J. (Eds.)
Available from Springer (Series: GeoJournal Library , Vol. 90, ISBN: 978-1-4020-5647-5)

Practical exercises and demonstration versions of several land-use models
Land-use change analysis
Title Description Downloads Requirements
Monitoring land-use change This exercise makes you familiar with different datasets that can be used to assess land use change. Exercise

Data

Web browser
Additionally you can use IDRISI (not essential)
Von Thunen model This exercise explains land use patterns using the model of Von Thunen. Exercise

Software
Data

Software provided
Modelling traditions
Title Description Downloads Requirements
Cellular Automata:
Game of Life
This is the most famous Cellular Automata model known in the world called Conway’s Game of Life. Exercise

Software

Software provided
Multi-agent approach:
Starlogo
is a multi-agent simulation program.
On the websites the newest versions of Starlogo and Netlogo can be found.
Exercise

Software

Tutorial

Software provided
Land-use models
Title Description Downloads Requirements
CLUE-s Randstad This application of the CLUE-s model deals with the Randstad area in the Netherlands.
An extensive set of exercises is available dealing with, amongst others: the user interface, testing model options, Spatial policies, Conversion elasticity and sequences, validation and creating new applications and scenarios.
Exercise

Software

CLUE-s software provided.
Additionally you can use: Arcview + Spatial Analyst Extension + SPSS

CLUE-s demo A demonstration version of the CLUE-s model can be downloaded from: the Institute for Environmental Studies of VU University (IVM). The CD includes the 2006 version of the model and several exercises that help you get familiar with the interface, simulate your own scenario, define spatial policies and help you with doing the necessary statistical analysis.
Updates and additional information are available on the CLUE website.
Exercise

Software

CLUE-s software provided.
Additionally you can use: Arcview + Spatial Analyst Extension + SPSS

Land Use Scanner The Land Use Scanner exercise contains a short description of the model, an introduction
to its main functions and an assignment that asks you to simulate future land
use in the Netherlands according to scenario conditions.
Before you start with the exercise, first unzip the attached file and install the GeoData Model Server (GeoDMS) software by running the setup.exe file which you can find in the setup-subdirectory.
Subsequently, start the installed GeoDMS software. A message box with the text: file not found is presented.
Browse to the cfg subfolder of the unzipped configuration and then select the demo.dms file and click Open. The Student Edition configuration is now loaded.
If you would like to have more information about the GeoDMS software and the Land Use Scanner model, please visit the website of the developers for installation notes,
a GeoDMS user guide and presentations of results.
Exercise

Software, Data and Configuration

Software provided

The model developers kindly ask you to
register

before using the software

SimLucia The SimLucia Policy Support System is developed with the METRONAMICA framework and similar to the Environment Explorer and the MOLAND and Murbandy models. It uses a Cellular Automata approach for simulating land-use changes.
The latest version of the software and manuals can be downloaded from the developers’ website: www.riks.nl/projects/simlucia.
More information about the latest models developed with the METRONAMICA framework can be found on www.riks.nl/products/metronamica.
Exercise

Software

Software provided

The model developers kindly ask you to register
before using the software

Acknowledgements
The educational material for this website was kindly provided by a number of institutes and persons. We sincerely thank: Maarten Hilferink and Martin van der Beek (Object Vision, the Netherlands), Peter Verburg, Tom Veldkamp and Jan-Peter Lesschen (Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands), Guy Engelen (VITO, Belgium), Michael Batty (CASA University College of London, UK), Philip Steadman (Open University, UK), Rosan van Wilgenburg, Jasper Dekkers and Eric Koomen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands), R.F. Dodson (USA), Michael Muskulus (University of Leiden, the Netherlands), Michel Hagoort (University of Utrecht, the Netherlands), the StarLogo development team (Alan Epstein, Rebekah Wahba, Eric Klopfer and Robert Tau at MIT Media Lab, Cambridge MA, USA), Hedwig van Delden (RIKS, the Netherlands) and Edwin Martin (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).
Warranty
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incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of the provided software and exercises and its documentation, even if the authors have been advised of the possibility of such damage. The authors specifically disclaim any warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The software and exercises provided is on an “as is” basis, and the authors have no obligation
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SPINlab – Land Use team