DynaMoVis: visualization of dynamic models for urban modelling

Joel Dearden, Mark W. Jones and Alan Wilson

Abstract

In association with Urban modellers, we have created DynaMoVis, a system for the visualization of dynamic models. The prediction of the evolution of urban and ecological systems is difficult because they are complex non-linear systems that exhibit self-organization, emergence and path dependence. Without a good understanding of the dynamics, interventions might have unintended side-effects. This study aims to make progress in the understanding of dynamic models in the application areas of urban modelling. Analysing these simulations is challenging due to the large amount of data generated and the high-dimensional nature of the system. We present a visualization system for exploring the behaviour of a simulation from many different points of view. The system contains a number of different modes which allow exploration of: the simulation parameter space, the introduction and effect of noise on the simulation and the basins of attraction in the phase space of the simulation. Through use of this system it has been possible to develop a deeper understanding of the inter-dependencies in the models, their parameter spaces and corresponding phase spaces.

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DOI

10.1007/s00371-015-1096-9
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00371-015-1096-9

Citation

Joel Dearden, Mark W. Jones and Alan Wilson, DynaMoVis: visualization of dynamic models for urban modelling, The Visual Computer, 31(6-8), 1079-1088, 2015

Bibtex

@article{DynaMoVis,
	title={DynaMoVis: visualization of dynamic models for urban modeling},
	author={Dearden, J. and Jones, M. W. and Wilson, A.},
	year={2015},
	issn={0178-2789},
	journal={The Visual Computer},
	volume={31},
	number={6-8},
	doi={10.1007/s00371-015-1096-9},
	url={http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00371-015-1096-9},
	publisher={Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
	keywords={Dynamic models; Urban modeling; Visualization},
	pages={1079-1088},
	language={English}
}