GAMA is a simulation platform, which aims at providing field experts, modelers, and computer scientists with a complete modeling and simulation development environment for building spatially explicit agent-based simulations. It is being developed by several French and Vietnamese research teams under the umbrella of the IRD/UPMC International Research Unit UMMISCO since 2007.
GAMA provides the modeler with:
The ability to use arbitrarily complex GIS data as environments for the agents.
The possibility to run simulations composed of vast numbers of agents (up to millions).
A way to conduct automated controlled experiments on various scenarios, with a systematic, guided or "intelligent" exploration of the space of parameters of models.
The possibility to let users interact with the agents in the course of the simulations.