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Simulation of land use changes using cellular automata and artificial neural network

Hichem Omrani, Omar Charif, Philippe Gerber (), Katalin Bódis and Reine Maria Basse

No 2012-01, LISER Working Paper Series from LISER

Abstract: This paper presents a method integrating artificial neural network (ANN) in cellular automata (CA) to simulate land use changes in Luxembourg and the areas adjacent to its borders. The ANN is used as a base of CA model transition rule. The proposed method shows promising results for prediction of land use over time. The ANN is validated using cross-validation technique and Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve analysis, and compared with logit model and a support vector machine approach. The application described in this paper highlights the interest of integrating ANNs in CA based model for land use dynamic simulation.

Keywords: Artificial neural network; Cellular automata; Modelling; Land use changes; Spatial planning and dynamics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 pages
Date: 2012-02
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