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Randy Latimer <[log in to unmask]>
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MASON Multiagent Simulation Toolkit <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 6 Jan 2005 12:18:16 -0500
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Sean - if you see how this may be applicable to senior projects here at TJ
let me know.  THis looks interesting.
Randy Latimer

> Hi Yuseung Kim,
> I barely started my technical evaluation of MASON...but the answer to your
> first question is (theoretically), yes. An open source (Java-based)
> project
> called, GeoTools (now on its second release) has more than enough stable
> classes to read, display, manipulate and save digital maps. The project
> where you can download the required files is at:
> I'm not sure if we have similar requirements but I am developing routines
> to
> use spatial data (ESRI Shapefiles) to initialize our ABMs (automatically
> create agents and set attributes) and forecast the range of possibilities
> from these known conditions -- to make the results useful to resource
> managers.
> At this early stage, I find the architecture of MASON easy to deal with
> and
> I do not foresee problems in incorporating such utilities. I will share my
> routines with the core MASON developers/users if and when I have stable
> versions that other MASON users can use.
> Cheers,
> Felimon C. Gayanilo, Jr.
> Senior Software Engineer
> National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research (NCORE)
> University of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
> 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, Florida 33149  USA
> ph: (305) 421 4828    fax: (305) 421 4910
> URL:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MASON Multiagent Simulation Toolkit
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Yuseung Kim
> Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 4:56 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Mason and GIS
> I started mason and have some questions.
> How can I use GIS data with Mason?
> Can I make agents from shape file?
> It would be great if there are some packages for using GIS with mason.
> Thanks.