If you need to read and work with vector GIS, you might find following scrap
code useful:

If you would rather see first if this is what you desire, there is a huge
zip file that includes a self contained jar file and some shapefiles. The
simulation itself is very simplistic, it is composed of reading in the
landscape (regions) defined in shapefile, recreating contiguity tables and
having a number of agents move from one region to another randomly chosen
neighbour. Depending on a system, use *.bat or *.sh to launch it. Please
ignore all errors, it should launch regardlessa of them.

We have improved on this, but the code is in a private cvs and I'm out of
the DC on a conference and don't have regular Internet access. Nevertheless,
\should you have any questions I will try to assist.



On 6/7/07, steven citron-pousty <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Greetings all:
> I notice in the latest release letter that GIS was not ready for
> prime-time. Is there a sand-box location where I can get access to these
> files. I need to start reading GIS files to create my "obstacles" and my
> surfaces. The time frame for starting this work is in the next week or so.
> Any help is greatly appreciated...
> Steve