I know that there are many scripts (mostly in matlab) out there that address the spread of disease/zombie infection, but does anyone know of ways this has been developed/implemented in ArcGIS?
Essentially, how would you deal with taking into account issues of:
- Population density (by polygon or raster)
Would you write it in something like python or are there tools/models/scripts that already exist that I don't know about?
From what I can find, a majority of the modelling is done in math, like here.
What steps would you take personally to answer the question: Given point X, how fast would a zombie outbreak spread given Y speed, Z terrain, or other variables?
The reason I ask, I teach GIS to a lot of young people and would love to use this as an opportunity to inspire them.