Objectives of AGENT
The purpose of AGENT is to produce
an innovative map design software based on multi-agent technology.
AGENT comes at a time of increasing
understanding in map generalisation, together with sophisticated software
techniques for implementation. An important industrial consequence is
that the autonomous design and display of maps according to themes and
scales specific to the usersí needs at multiple scales are within reach.
More precisely, the project will achieve the definition and modelling of
behaviours of "geographical agents and structures" in the context of
generalisation. This includes :
- mechanisms to select and to display agents,
- mechanisms to validate agentsí actions, and
- the definition of strategies and dynamics that resolve competition
In order to validate the methodological research, the project will focus
on two prototypes for the fully automated design of multi-scale thematic
representations: a professional tool and a public information desk.