A Short Presentation of Dinamica EGO

  • H. RodriguesEmail author
  • B. Soares-Filho
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


Dinamica EGO is a flexible software that allows the construction of many different types of environmental simulation models, including complex spatial dynamic ones. By using an intuitive, friendly and yet very powerful graphical interface, modelers can freely employ a combination of map algebra, cellular automata techniques, and table data manipulation to represent complex socio-economic and environmental systems, not being limited to the use of only predefined models.


Environmental simulation Land use and change 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro de Sensoriamento RemotoUniversidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)Belo HorizonteBrazil

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