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Tools

Tools include methods and software/web tools that can help improve coastal-marine spatial planning and management decision making.

  • Hazard Assessment Template (HAT)

    This Internet tool helps to construct websites that identify potential hazards for specific locations. Website users identify the location by address, owner name, or by clicking in the map.

    Tool Type:
    Software/Web Tool
    Tool Cost:
    Free
    Keyword(s):
    climate change,
    hazards

  • Hazard Mitigation BCA

    FEMA has developed a suite of Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) software for a range of major natural hazards: earthquake, fire (wildland/urban interface fires), flood (riverine, coastal A-Zone, Coastal V-Zone), Hurricane Wind (and Typhoon), and Tornado.

    Tool Type:
    Software/Web Tool
    Tool Cost:

  • HAZUS-MH (HAZARDS U.S., Multi-Hazard)

    HAZUS-MH (HAZARDS U.S., Multi-Hazard) is a GIS-based software model developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that is used as a planning tool to estimate damage and losses from floods, hurricane winds and earthquakes.

    Tool Type:
    Software/Web Tool
    Tool Cost:

  • HEC-HMS: The Hydrologic Modeling System

    The Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS) is designed to simulate the precipitation-runoff processes of dendritic watershed systems. It is designed to be applicable in a wide range of geographic areas for solving the widest possible range of problems.

    Tool Type:
    Software/Web Tool
    Tool Cost:

  • HEP USGS Habitat Evaluation Procedures

    The HEP accounting program uses the area of available habitat and Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) to compute the values needed for Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) as described in the Ecological Services Manual (ESM 102) and the HEP training course Habitat Evaluation Procedures.

    Tool Type:
    Software/Web Tool
    Tool Cost:
    Free

  • HPP- Habitat Priority Planner

    The Habitat Priority Planner (HPP) is a spatial decision-support tool (for ArcGIS 9.2 or 9.3) designed to assist users in identifying high-priority areas in the landscape or seascape for land use, conservation, climate change adaptation, or restoration action.

    Tool Type:
    Software/Web Tool
    Tool Cost:
    Free

  • 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

  • IDRISI Andes

    IDRISI Andes is an integrated GIS and Image Processing software solution providing over 250 modules for the analysis and display of digital spatial information. IDRISI offers the most extensive set of GIS and Image Processing tools in the industry in a single, affordable package.

    Tool Type:
    Software/Web Tool
    Tool Cost:

  • ILWIS- Integrated Land and Water Information System

    The Integrated Land and Water Information System (ILWIS) is a PC-based GIS & Remote Sensing software, developed by ITC up to its last release (version 3.3) in 2005.

    Tool Type:
    Software/Web Tool
    Tool Cost:
    Free

  • 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

  • INDEX Planning Support Software

    INDEX is an integrated suite of interactive GIS planning support tools for: Assessing community conditions. Designing future scenarios in real time. Measuring scenarios with performance indicators.

    Tool Type:
    Software/Web Tool
    Tool Cost:
    >$500