Agent Analyst: Agent-Based Modeling in ArcGIS is an introduction to agent-based modeling using an open-source software called Agent Analyst, which is compatible with ArcGIS software. This workbook's step-by-step exercises, written by agent-based modeling experts, demonstrate how to create agent-based models using points, polygons, rasters, and representative networks. Key topics include creating, manipulating, and scheduling actions and fields. The book shows how to implement basic-to-complex decision making by agents, and demonstrates the code to capture these decisions. Agent Analyst: Agent-Based Modeling in ArcGIS includes exercises, case studies, and code necessary to begin building agent-based models in ArcGIS Desktop 10. You can download Agent Analyst: Agent-Based Modeling in ArcGIS by clicking the link below.
Agent Analyst: Agent-Based Modeling in ArcGIS [45.8 MB - PDF]
Contributors: Kevin M. Johnston (Editor), Daniel G. Brown, Nicholson Collier, Hamid R. Ekbia, Mary Jo Fraley, Elizabeth R. Groff, Michelle A. Gudorf, Naicong Li, Arika Ligmann-Zielinska, Michael J. North, Derek T. Robinson, and Nathan Strout.
You will need ArcGIS Desktop 10 and Agent Analyst software to complete the exercises in Agent Analyst: Agent-Based Modeling in ArcGIS. Any license level of ArcGIS Desktop 10 software will work. If you need ArcGIS Desktop 10 software, you can download a 60-day trial version at http://www.esri.com/trial. You can install Agent Analyst software by clicking the link below. Uninstall any previous versions of Agent Analyst before installing this version.
Agent Analyst software [35.1 MB - EXE]
Download the data below to complete the exercises in Agent Analyst: Agent-Based Modeling in ArcGIS. The data must be installed to C:\ESRIPress (notice the capitalization). If you have previously downloaded data to C:\EsriPress, rename the folder C:\ESRIPress before installing the data.