Photo credits : paintings done by Gilbert Williams ( Illumination Window (1989), Healing Earth (1994)







The MUSCAMAGS Project Website

Project funded by: GEOIDE, The Canadian Network of

Centers of Excellence in Geomatics





Project Brief Presentation

In an increasingly interconnected and fast-changing world, decision makers from various sectors (governmental, military, industrial, medical, social) need to deal with multi-actor dynamic spatial situations (MADSS) involving a large number of actors acting in geographic spaces of various extents. There are numerous MADSSs that need to be monitored in order to insure human security (flood, earthquake, wildfire), respect of public order (crowd monitoring,evacuation of people, peace-keeping activities) or adequate use of infrastructures (i.e. monitoring of people and households transportation and shopping habits to better plan urban infrastructures). When dealing with MADSSs, decision makers need appropriate tools, especially to anticipate the consequences of their decisions. In this context we propose to use multi-agent geosimulation tools to model MADDSs, to simulate various scenarios and assess possible outcomes. To learn more on that, click here.

The MUSCAMAGS Project follows the MAGS Project (Multi-Agent Geo-Simulation) which was funded by GEOIDE between April 2002 and March 2005.

You can find here a general presentation of the MUSCAMAGS Project, its history and an overview of the current sub-projects (June 2006).

MUSCAMAGS Project's Progress Reports

You will find here the December 2005 MUSCAMAGS Progress report.

Here is a Presentation of the Poster presented At Geoide's General Meeting in Banff, 1st June 2006

You will find also a Progress report of the MUSCAMAGS Project in the page of the Third MUSCAMAGS Workshop held in Kingston, June 2006


The fourth MUSCAMAGS Workshop will be held in Quebec city on December 14 and 15, 2006.

A sub-group of researchers met in Quebec-city on July 12 and 14, 2006

The third MUSCAMAGS Workshop was held in Kingston on July 6 and 7, 2006.

The second MUSCAMAGS Workshop was held in Quebec city on December 8 and 9, 2005.

The first MUSCAMAGS Workshop was held in Quebec city on February 21 and 22, 2005.

Site Content

In this web site you will find information about:
- Team members and Project partners

- Details about the various sub-projects which take place in the MUSCAMAGS Project

- An account of the various networking activities which took place during the project

- A list of publications related to the project

- Relevant references in the Bibliography section

- References to Related Projects

- Pages of the various Working Groups in which team members and sub-groups of partners work on specifc themes related to the MUSCAMAGS Project

- Details of the workshops which are held by team members and the project partners