Map Comparison Methods for Comprehensive Assessment of Geosimulation Models

A Hagen-Zanker*, P. Martens

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    A crucial task in the calibration and validation of geosimulation models is to measure the agreement between model and reality. In recent years many map comparison methods have been developed for this purpose. This paper presents a framework to systematically assess different aspects of model performance and express the results relative to a common reference level. Application on a constrained cellular automata model of the Netherlands demonstrates that the framework gives an in-depth account of model performance. It also shows that any performance assessment that does not follow a multi-criteria approach or lacks a reference level results in an unbalanced account and ultimately false conclusions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2008
    Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference, Perugia, Italy, June 30 – July 3, 2008, Proceedings, Part I
    EditorsO. Gervasi, B. Murgante
    ISBN (Print)9783540698388
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
    EventComputational Science and Its applications - Perugia, Italy
    Duration: 30 Jun 20083 Jul 2008

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


    WorkshopComputational Science and Its applications
    Abbreviated titleICCSA 2008
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