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Geosimulation of Urban Crowd Behavior

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Paul Torrens, a geographer at Arizona State University, posted some visuals of a geosimulation he's put together modeling urban crowd behavior in response to a car fire/explosion (http://www.geosimulation.org/crowds). His site's been swamped with hits since the thing was mentioned on a few blogs and word spread through the b-sphere. Although the sim doesn't look like it's been peer-reviewed in the narrow formal sense of the term, he's published related items, pre-prints for which are posted on his site. I thought it would make for an interesting discussion thread at the Small Wars Council, given its potential military application to urban warfare simulation. The simulation video on Torrens' site suggests some interesting possibilities for understanding terrain complexity. He's got some other fascinating geosimulations on the site, also worth looking at.
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 18:10 by Registered CommenterMichael A. Innes in | CommentsPost a Comment

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