Journal article

Management of recreational areas: GIS, autonomous agents, and virtual reality

ID Bishop, HR Gimblett

Environment and Planning B Urban Analytics and City Science | PION LTD | Published : 2000

Abstract

Management of recreational activity in areas that are culturally or ecologically sensitive requires knowledge, and effective management, of recreationists' behaviour. In this paper we explore the role of spatial information systems, spatial modelling, and virtual reality in the analysis and prediction of visitor location and movement patterns. The quantitative modelling of the time spent by visitors on various aspects of the site attractions and of visitor conflict has not been widely attempted, having only recently become possible because of greater computer power, better spatial data storage options, and new modelling paradigms. Rule-driven autonomous agents can be used as surrogates for h..

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