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IAN Integration and Application Network Conceptual Diagrams

The IAN symbol libraries contain over 1500 custom-made vector symbols (in 32 categories) designed specifically for enhancing science communication skills. The libraries are designed primarily for use with Adobe Illustrator (requires version 10 or better), however we also offer eps and svg versions for non-Illustrator users.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

AGWA - Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment Tool

The Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) Tool is a GIS-based watershed management tool that parameterizes and runs two watershed models, KINEROS2 and SWAT. AGWA is designed to provide qualitative estimates of runoff and erosion relative to landscape change.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

PRMS- Precipitation Runoff Modeling System

PRMS is a modular design, distributed parameter, physical process watershed model developed to evaluate the effects of various combinations of precipitation, climate, and land use on watershed response.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool v. 1

The Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, public-domain software application designed to facilitate integrated water resources management. The tool allows water resources managers and planners to screen a wide range of practices for cost-effectiveness in achieving watershed or water utilities management goals such as meeting projected water demand and minimum and maximum in-stream flow targets.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free
Keyword(s):
iwrm; integrated watershed management; green infrastructure

CommunityViz

CommunityViz is advanced yet easy-to-use GIS software designed to help people visualize, analyze and communicate about important land-use decisions. Operating as an extension to ESRI’s ArcGIS platform, CommunityViz offers:

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
$100-$500
Keyword(s):
3-d,
analysis,
data,
gis,
mapping,
software,
visualization

ArcNLET

Estimating groundwater nitrate fate and transport is an important task in water resources and environmental management because excess nitrate loads may have negative impacts on human and environmental health.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free
Keyword(s):
nitrate load estimation tool

CanVIS

The CanVis image editing software is an entry-level program that allows resource professionals to create photo-realistic simulations with minimal computer skills. The software allows you to edit a scanned photograph or an image from a digital camera.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

CITYgreen

CITYgreen is GIS (Geographic Information System) software that is an extension to the ESRI's (Environmental Systems Research Institute) ArcGIS. With CITYgreen, users can conduct complex analyses of ecosystem services and create easy-to-understand reports.

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Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:

Miradi

The Miradi software tool helps conservation practitioners implement the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. Miradi provides an easy-to-use, interview-style interface that walks a project team through each step of the process of designing, managing and monitoring their project according to the best practice standards established and tested by the world's major conservation organizations.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Varies with application

What If? 2.0

What if? 2.0 can be used to prepare long-term land use, population, and employment projections for census tracts and user-defined areas such as political jurisdictions and traffic analysis zones.

Tool Type:
Comprehensive Process
Tool Cost:
>$500
Keyword(s):
city planning,
community planning,
gis,
land use planning