Let's talk objects: generic methodology for urban high-resolution simulation

Itzhak Benenson, Shai Aronovich, Saar Noam
2005 Computers, Environment and Urban Systems  
An object-based approach to portraying urban systems, based on the priority of spatial relationships, is proposed. Real-world entities are represented by means of unitary fixed and non-fixed objects. Fixed unitary objects are located directly, by coordinates, while non-fixed unitary objects are located by pointing to fixed objects. Self-organizing spatial ensembles of unitary urban objects are represented by means of emerging domain objects. Software objects represent unitary objects and
more » ... as well as the relationships between them. The user is responsible for formulating rules of object creation, updating, and destruction, while the system automatically updates relationships following movements of non-fixed objects, domain self-organization, change, and destruction. A prototype software system for simulating housing dynamics is presented.
doi:10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2003.11.008 fatcat:nmqlyl3s2zhdlpvelhbpeuvpju