An agent- and GIS-based virtual city creator: A case study of Beijing, China

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An agent- and GIS-based virtual city creator: A case study of Beijing, China

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2018

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Journal of Transport and Land Use

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Many agent-based integrated urban models have been developed to investigate urban issues, considering the dynamics and feedbacks in complex urban systems. The lack of disaggregate data, however, has become one of the main barriers to the application of these models, though a number of data synthesis methods have been applied. To generate a complete dataset that contains full disaggregate input data for model initialization, this paper develops a virtual city creator as a key component of an agent-based land-use and transport model, SelfSim. The creator is a set of disaggregate data synthesis methods, including a genetic algorithm (GA)-based population synthesizer, a transport facility synthesizer, an activity facility synthesizer and a daily plan generator, which use the household travel survey data as the main input. Finally, the capital of China, Beijing, was used as a case study. The creator was applied to generate an agent- and Geographic Information System (GIS)-based virtual Beijing containing individuals, households, transport and activity facilities, as well as their attributes and linkages.

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10.5198/jtlu.2018.1270

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Zhuge, Chengxiang; Shao, Chunfu; Wang, Shuling; Hu, Ying. (2018). An agent- and GIS-based virtual city creator: A case study of Beijing, China. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, 10.5198/jtlu.2018.1270.

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