WEI Smartscape™ Decision Support System

The SmartScape™ DSS (SDSS) software allows users to build and evaluate land-use change scenarios. The SDSS integrates a variety of open-source tools (ExtJS, OpenLayers, GeoExt, Geoserver, Play! Framework) to build a user-friendly web application.

Users use a browser-based client to select different places on the landscape using a simple query tool, and enact transformations on selected land, such as converting row-crop agriculture into grasslands. Then users launch a battery of pre-programmed models on the computation server that calculate economic and environmental outcomes of that land use change.

Outcomes are returned to the user’s browser to visualize the environmental and economic outcomes of the land-use transformations. Scenarios can be evaluated within seconds, greatly enhancing the stakeholder’s decision-making processes.

DSS Tool

Note: Access to the SDSS requires a password to log in. This information is available upon request through the "Request Access" button above and requires a valid email account. Please include your full name and institution in the request email.

Note: The SDSS is unavailable nightly from 2:00AM to 3:00AM for maintenance.

This site made possible thanks to NIFA support (grant # 2012-67009-19715)