Validating a global urbanisation model

Pendula Ferdinand*, Bo Pieter Johannes Andree, Eric Koomen

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For this study, predictive modelling is used to validate a high-resolution model that simulates urban development. A logit model is used to predict the likelihood of a cell being classified as urban or non- urban based on historical data. Several essential choices had to be made during the validation process about the classification model and the model evaluation metrics. This presentation focuses on three important choices in performing a validation analysis: choosing between a static or dynamic analysis, selecting an appropriate performance indicator, and deciding between a linear or non-linear classification.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography 2021 - Manchester 3-5 November 2021
Subtitle of host publicationBook of extended abstracts
EditorsPinto Nuno, Yahya Gamal, Aya Badawy, Henry Odell
PublisherUniversity of Manchester
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780957668263
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2021
EventEuropean Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography 2021 - University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Nov 20215 Nov 2021


ConferenceEuropean Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography 2021
Abbreviated titleECTQG 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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