The session aims to introduce geo-simulation that can be undertaken using some free-and-open-source modeling environment and available open-geodata. Some use cases that will be demonstrated are flood, traffic and land-cover change. Methods that make these possible like agent-based modelling and geospatial techniques will be discussed.
Requirements: Participants should bring their own laptop. Links to tools and datasets will be provided. Participants are encouraged to install the requisite tools and download the datasets.
Date: Sunday, September 23, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Venue: The Centre for Internet and Society, No. 194, Second 'C' Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore.
About the speaker: A researcher of sorts interested in varied geographic phenomenon from ecosystems to cities. Has formally studied cities and attempted to map people and places. Has been trying to play with a variety of geographic datasets, tools and methods in order to understand how and why?