Browsing Conservation Science Publications by Author "Tayyebi, A."
A big data urban growth simulation at a national scale: Configuring the GIS and neural network based Land Transformation Model to run in a High Performance Computing (HPC) environmentPijanowski, B.C.; Tayyebi, A.; Douchette, J.; Pekin, Burak K.; Braun, D.; Plourde, J. (2014)The Land Transformation Model (LTM) is a Land Use Land Cover Change (LUCC) model which was originally developed to simulate local scale LUCC patterns…. This paper provides an overview of the new architecture which we discuss within the context of modeling LUCC that requires: (1) using an HPC to run a modified version of our LTM; (2) managing large datasets in terms of size and quantity of files; (3) integration of tools that are executed using different scripting languages; and (4) a large number of steps necessitating several aspects of job management.