Doctor's Theses (authored and supervised):
"An Agent-Based Model for Quantifying the Economic Value of Geographic Information";
Supervisor, Reviewer: A. Frank;
Geoinformation und Landesvermessung,
The aim of this thesis is to establish the market economic framework for geographic data exchange. We are interested in economic aspects of geographic information and the value it has for the potential buyer. Our hypothesis is that it is possible to quantify the value of geographic information in a specific decision making situation. Our general approach for verifying the hypothesis and testing the agent-based computational model is applied to a car navigation case study. The major scientific contributions of this thesis are a formal agent-based model, a conceptual model of dataset qualities that link properties of a dataset to the cost of the decision making process and results of simulations which give a quantitative value of geographic information in a particular decision making process. In the final sections of this chapter we present the scientific results, the intended audience of this research and an overview on the content of the subsequent chapters.
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