Envision

Developed by: Oregon State University (Website)

Contact: John Bolte, Biological & Ecological Engineering Department, Oregon State University (541-737-6303)

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SUMMARY

Envision is a model framework to simulate alternative scenarios of future land use and landscape production pattern. The change of the land use is simulated by agent-based model, with policies and other autonomous landscape process considered. It also takes plug-in evaluative models to update metrics used for agent decisions. 

Note that the analysis in Envision is vector-based, therefore the LULC map should be polygon map. 

INPUT - REQUIRED [Spatial] IDU ( Independent Decision Unit map) & associate attributes [Non-spatial] Agent decision rules
INPUT - OPTIONAL [Spatial] landscape component polygon maps, location-based policies [Non-spatial] Attributed-based policies [Models] plug-in autonomous landscape change models, plug-in evaluative models
OUTPUT Change of IDU attributes (use type) over time
HOW ARE SCENARIOS DECIDED?

Scenarios in Envision are driven by initial status, decisions made by modeled actors, spatial policies, and landscape processes.  

COST Free
FORM Standalone desktop application (32-bit & 64-bit compatible)
CAN I ALTER THE MODEL? Yes, it provides a Software Development Toolkit for developing plug-in evaluative models and autonomous processes
SCALE/RESOLUTION Local to regional
REQUIRE GIS TOOL TO RUN THE MODEL? No
LINK Click here
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