Modelling the driving forces of Sydney's urban development (1971-96) in a cellular environment

Liu, Yan and Phinn, Stuart (2005) Modelling the driving forces of Sydney's urban development (1971-96) in a cellular environment. Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS), 1 (3). ISSN 1832-5505


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[Abstract]: This paper demonstrates a flexible implementation of rules to control the simulation of urban development of Sydney from 1971 to 1996 using a cellular automata model. Five key factors, including the self propensity for development and neighbourhood support, slope constraint, transportation support, terrain and coastal proximity attractions and urban planning support are introduced into the model in a spatially explicit format, which generated a realistic estimation of the extent and timing of Sydney's urban development. With the flexibility of rule implementation within the model, more rules can be added as new 'If-Then' statements to fine-tune the model, provided that a good understanding of the rule is maintained and accurate data are collected.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:48
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban development, cellular automata, spatial modelling, GIS, sydney
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems
Identification Number or DOI: 10.2104/ag050027

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