Geographical Information Systems and Modelling
This curricular unit aims to provide the concepts needed for modelling spatial explicit processes. The course begins with an introduction to system analysis that gives the basis for conceptualizing and designing models of real processes. Logical models, or rule-based models, are presented. Dinamic models, that integrate time, area also explored (agent-based and cellular automata models). Finally, models for studying ecosystem services are discussed.
Pedro da Costa Brito Cabral
Weekly - Available soon
Total - Available soon
Portuguese. If there are Erasmus students, classes will be taught in English
GIS, Spatial Analysis, and Modeling, Eds. by Michael Batty, David Maguire, Michael Goodchild, Esri Press (2005)
Sinchronous sessions and email support. Exercises. Project implementation. The final project theme is selected by the student.
Final project: 55%
1 exercise: 15%
Virtual campus: up to 2.5% bonus (maximum 2 courses)
Progression exams (-5% for each incomplete exam)
Module 1: Introduction to modelling.
Module 2: Rule-based models. Modelling spatial relationships with statisticis (GWR).
Module 3: Dynamic models.
Module 4: Ecosystem service models.
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