Land Change Modeler Software for ArcGIS
Land Change Modeler for ArcGIS is an innovative land planning and decision support software extension to ArcGIS. Widely used for the prioritization of conservation and planning efforts, Land Change Modeler allows you to rapidly analyze land cover change, simulate future land change scenarios, model REDD emission scenarios, and model species impacts and biodiversity.
With an automated, user-friendly workflow, Land Change Modeler simplifies the complexities of change analysis, resource management and habitat assessment. Land Change Modeler provides a start-to-finish solution for your land change analysis needs.
The Land Change Modeler is included within the IDRISI GIS and Image Processing software and is available as a software extension for use with ESRI’s ArcGIS product. It is compatible with ArcGIS 10.2 SP2 or later.
With Land Change Modeler, users can:
The Change Analysis panel provides a set of tools for understanding the nature and extent of landcover change, including graphs of gains and losses, net changes and contributions experienced by any category. A simple one-click interface provides the ability to generate rapid maps of change, persistence, specific transitions and exchanges between categories.
The Habitat Assessment panel maps areas into categories of primary and secondary habitat, primary and secondary potential corridor and unsuitable lands based on landcover and habitat suitability. The user specifies parameters such as home range size, buffer widths, and gap crossing distances within range and during dispersal.