A Visualization & Analytical Tool by KEL, Texas A&M University
LANDISVIEW is a tool, developed at the
Knowledge Engineering Laboratory at Texas A&M University, to visualize and
animate LANDIS output maps (8-bit/16-bit ERDAS GIS format). It can also
convert LANDIS output maps into ASCII and batch files.
LANDISVIEW provides two major functions:
1) File Viewer: Files can be viewed
sequentially and an output can be generated as a movie file or as an image
2) File converter: It will convert the loaded
files for compatibility with 3rd party software, such as Fragstats.
Some available features of LANDISVIEW include:
1) Display cell coordinates and values.
2) Apply user-defined color
palette to visualize files.
3) Save maps as pictures and animations as
video files (*.avi).
4) Convert ERDAS files into ASCII grids for
compatibility with Fragstats, a widely used spatial analysis tool.
also available at LANDIS-II
Investigator of the Texas A&M
project: Dr. Robert Coulson. The
LANDISVIEW developing team includes: Dr. Andrew Birt, Dr. Lei Wang, and Dr.
Download LANDISVIEW Beta 1.0
(User Guide Beta 1.0 included)
LANDISVIEW User Guide
Beta 1.0 (PDF)
Funding for the development of LANDISVIEW has
been provided by the Ecology, Biology and Management of Bark Beetles and
Invasive Forest Insects of Southern Conifers Unit, the USDA Forest Service
Southern Research Station.
Valuable contributions to the development of
LANDISVIEW were made by Dr. John Waldron of University of West Florida.
Many individuals provided valuable feedback
during the LANDIS-II developer meeting held at University of
Wisconsin-Madison, including Eric Gustafson (USFS), David J. Mladenoff
(University of Wisconsin-Madison), Robert Scheller (University of
Wisconsin-Madison), Jimm Domingo (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Jordan
Muss (University of Wisconsin-Madison), (Brian Sturtevant (USFS), Brian
Miranda (USFS), Chonggang Xu (University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Inga La Puma (Rutgers University), Dean
Anderson (USFS), Doug Shinneman (TNC), Hong Jiang (Conservation Biology
Institute) and James Strittholt (Conservation Biology Institute).
LANDISVIEW uses a 3rd party library (GDAL)
for opening LANDIS files. We thank the GDAL team, especially Frank
Warmerdam, for developing this open source library.
For further information about
development, contact Weimin Xi
Last modified on Nov 27 2006