Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W7, 193-198, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W7-193-2017
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12 Sep 2017
A SIMULATION-AS-A-SERVICE FRAMEWORK FACILITATING WEBGIS BASED INSTALLATION PLANNING
Z. Zheng, Z. Y. Chang, and Y. F. Fei Dept. of Planning, Beijing Special Civil Engineering Design and Research Institute, Beijing, China
Keywords: Web GIS, Multi-Agent Systems, Simulation-as-a-Service, Framework Design, Installation Planning Abstract. Installation Planning is constrained by both natural and social conditions, especially for spatially sparse but functionally connected facilities. Simulation is important for proper deploy in space and configuration in function of facilities to make them a cohesive and supportive system to meet users’ operation needs. Based on requirement analysis, we propose a framework to combine GIS and Agent simulation to overcome the shortness in temporal analysis and task simulation of traditional GIS. In this framework, Agent based simulation runs as a service on the server, exposes basic simulation functions, such as scenario configuration, simulation control, and simulation data retrieval to installation planners. At the same time, the simulation service is able to utilize various kinds of geoprocessing services in Agents’ process logic to make sophisticated spatial inferences and analysis. This simulation-as-a-service framework has many potential benefits, such as easy-to-use, on-demand, shared understanding, and boosted performances. At the end, we present a preliminary implement of this concept using ArcGIS javascript api 4.0 and ArcGIS for server, showing how trip planning and driving can be carried out by agents.
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Citation: Zheng, Z., Chang, Z. Y., and Fei, Y. F.: A SIMULATION-AS-A-SERVICE FRAMEWORK FACILITATING WEBGIS BASED INSTALLATION PLANNING, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W7, 193-198, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W7-193-2017, 2017.

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