Spatial Interaction Modelling
This two day course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to build, calibrate and apply powerful spatial interaction models (SIMs). SIMs are used to estimate flows between origins and destinations and have a broad range of applications within geography, planning, transportation, social science and the commercial sector. We assume no prior experience of working with SIMs (or gravity models as they are also known) and focus on both the theoretical and technical components of model building using examples which are intuitively straightforward and familiar to participants (shopping behaviours and migration).
19th October 2017 – 20th October 2017
Dr Andy Newing & Dr Adam Dennett
Outline Programme (subject to minor change):
From 10:30 – Registration
11:00 – 12:00 – Introducing SIMs and building a basic disaggregate production-constrained SIM from scratch
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 15:30 Lecture 2: Model calibration and testing
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee/tea
15:45 – 17:00 Practical 3: Using the SIM to evaluate ‘What if?’ scenarios.
9:00 – 10:00 – Lecture 4: Introduction to SIMs for migration and commuting analysis
10:00 – 10:30 - Coffee/tea
10:30 – 12:00 – Practical 4: Working with spatial interaction data in R
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and opportunity to discuss your own potential applications of the SIM with course leaders.
13:00 – 14:45 – Practical 5: Fitting SIMs, interpreting outputs and estimating flows
14:45 – 15:00 Feedback and concluding comments