259.385 Modelling, Simulation and Visualization of Spatial Processes Canceled
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2020W, VU, 1.5h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to solve problems algorithmically.

  • Students develop an understanding for processes (i.e. sequences of activities) and the spatial scale on which they are happening (concerning past, present and future).
  • The student is able to simplify complex problems into (algortihmically) solveable constituents. He/She is able to model planning problems as models and simulate them in order to gain insight into performance.
  • The results are compared using visualization as means.
  • Students will have the competence of rapidly developing simulation models in order to answer "what-if" questions. As a matter of fact, this knowledge can act as basis for envisioning novel spatial methods that aid in decision-making.

Subject of course

  • Processes: Recording and modelling temporal sequences of (spatial) activities (e.g. as flow-char, Business Process Modeling Notation).  
  • Simulation: Model - Parameters - Solution Space, using a hands-on approach by programming with agent-based simulation software
  • Visualization: Comparison and discussion of simulation results as means for decision-making in the planning process


Teaching methods

Introduction to NetLogo, an agent-based programming and simulation environment.

Developing a "script" according to the needs and specifications of the student.

Discussion of the results.

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

  • Presence
  • Discussion about the meaningful use of the algorithm
  • Presentation

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
30.08.2020 00:01 08.10.2020 23:59 09.10.2020 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning


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