Integration of Land Use and Land Cover Models: Coupling Two Existing Models to Improve the Simulation of Location Choice

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Title: Integration of Land Use and Land Cover Models: Coupling Two Existing Models to Improve the Simulation of Location Choice
Authors: Shahumyan, Harutyun
Moeckel, Rolf
Claggett, Peter
Ducca, Frederick
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8254
Date: 14-Jul-2016
Abstract: Single models do not usually provide all answers required for complex policy decisions, so an integrated modelling is often applied to inform policy makers and urban planners. Developing a fully integrated model is an expensive and time consuming task, thus, coupling existing models is often used for model integration. The paper provides an overview of potential model integration approaches, briefly describes the Simple Integrated Land Use Orchestrator (SILO) model and the Chesapeake Bay Land Change Model (CBLCM), and focuses on the integration method applied to link those models. Particularly, Python wrappers were developed to loosely couple SILO and CBLCM; while ArcGIS Model Builder was used to provide a graphical user interface. The suggested approach is especially efficient when the models are developed in different programming languages, their source code is not available or the licensing restrictions make other coupling approaches infeasible.
Funding Details: European Commission - Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software
Start page: 696
End page: 703
Keywords: SILOCBLCMLand useLand coverModel integrationLoose couplingPython wrapper
Other versions: http://www.iemss.org/sites/iemss2016/
http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/iemssconference/2016/Stream-C/17/
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Sauvage, S., Sanchez-Perez, J.M. and Rizzoli, A. (eds.). Proceedings: International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software
Conference Details: 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Toulouse, France, 10-14 July 2016
ISBN: 9788890357459
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

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