Self-Organization Simulation over Geographical Information Systems Based on Multi-Agent Platform

  • Rawan Ghnemat
  • Cyrille Bertelle
  • Gérard H. E. Duchamp
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


In this paper, we present a review concerning the coupling of Geographical Information Systems with agent-based simulation. With the development of new technologies and huge geographical databases, the geographers now deal with complex interactive networks which describe the new Geopolitics and world-wide Economy. The aim here, is to implement some self-organization processes that can emerge from these complex systems. We explain how we can today model such phenomena and how we can implement them in a practical way, using the concept of complex systems modelling and some efficient tools associated to this concept.

Key words

Complex systems Self-organization Geographical Information System (GIS) Individual-based model (IBM) Agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rawan Ghnemat
    • 1
  • Cyrille Bertelle
    • 1
  • Gérard H. E. Duchamp
    • 2
  1. 1.LITIS, University of Le HavreFrance
  2. 2.LITISUniversity of Le Havre 25France

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