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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

IAN Online Conceptual Diagram Creator

This online vector editor has direct access to the IAN symbols, allowing you to create conceptual diagrams in your browser for free without the need for specialized vector software.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free
Keyword(s):
diagram,
editor,
free,
online,
symbol,
vector

EAR - Ecosystem Assessment & Reporting Tool

By integrating biodiversity, socioeconomic and protected area datasets, the Ecosystem Assessment and Reporting Tool provides a simple, but powerful interface designed to answer questions such as “Which ecosystems are least protected?” “Of these ecosystems, where and how do we need to improve management?” and “Where are the opportunities to most efficiently reduce threats to these ecosystems?” The EAR tool has been designed around The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) approach for calculating “Effective Conservation” (Higgins et al, 2007).

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

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

Fishery Analyst for ArcGIS 9.x

Fishery Analyst is an ArcGIS 9.x extension developed to effectively analyze and visualize temporal and spatial patterns of fishery dynamics. The main functions are quantitative estimation and visualization of catch and effort and their variation in space and time, analysis of fishing vessel utilization, data quality control, and deriving information on the location of important economic and threatened species.

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

IMPLAN

IMPLAN is an economic impact assessment modeling system. It allows the user to easily build economic models to estimate the impacts of economic changes in their states, counties, or communities.

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

Multi-scale Integrated Models of Ecosystem Services (MIMES)

The Multi-scale Integrated Models of Ecosystem Services (MIMES) is a suite of models for land use change and marine spatial planning decision making. The models quantify the effects of land and sea use change on ecosystem services and can be run at global, regional, and local levels.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

GaiaStudio

Inexpensive, automated, and user-friendly modelling software solution for forest management planning, serving the different stakeholders involved with the impact of changes in forest landscapes as well as policy makers.

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Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Keyword(s):
ecosystem management,
forest management,
forest modeling,
harvest optimization

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

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