Title: Future directions for simulation of recreation use
Author: Cole, David N.
Source: In: Cole, David N., comp. Computer simulation modeling of recreation use: current status, case studies, and future directions. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-143. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 71-76
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Description: As the case studies in Chapter 4 illustrate, simulation modeling can be a valuable tool for recreation planning and management. Although simulation modeling is already well developed for business applications, its adaptation to recreation management is less developed. Relatively few resources have been devoted to realizing its potential. Further progress is needed in refining the models, and their inputs and outputs. Equally important is work to assess the validity of models as well as to understand the precision of model estimates and the appropriateness of using model outputs for various purposes. Finally, there is substantial potential to link models of recreation behavior to transportation modeling and to models of biophysical impacts to provide more holistic perspectives.
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Keywords: computer simulation, park planning, recreation management, simulation modeling, recreation behavior, transportation modeling, biophysical impacts, holistic perspective
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Cole, David N. 2005. Future directions for simulation of recreation use. In: Cole, David N., comp. Computer simulation modeling of recreation use: current status, case studies, and future directions. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-143. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 71-76.