Tools

iCLUE - projecting land use into the future

The iCLUE simulation model allocates land use based on areal land use demands. Allocation takes place based on: (1) land use suitability (e.g. no agriculture on steep slopes with dry unfertile soils), (2) conversion rules (e.g. ‘urban cannot change into pasture’, or ‘new production forest can only be harvested after 20 years and turned into fallow land’), (3) neighbouring land use (e.g. built-up area is likely to expand next to existing built-up area) and (4) the areal demand for specific land use types (e.g. 250 hectares of agriculture in my study area in 2030).

GODAN Action evaluation framework – determining how open data changes people’s lives

The GODAN Action evaluation framework assists evaluators in designing an evaluation. It provides guidelines and good practices for designing and performing evaluations, in different stages of a project which uses open data . No one solution exists for evaluation, as each project has its own aim and character, and evaluation objectives. The GODAN Action evaluation framework provides an agile method that can be tailored to the specific situation.

Flanders climate data platform - bundling all information in a single portal

The Flanders climate information portal bundles current and future projections of primary climate indicators (temperature, precipitation, evaporation and wind), climate effects (heat, flood, rising sea levels, drought) and vulnerabilities (for people and buildings). Local authorities can use it to look for the specific climate change impact on their territory. Information is provided in the form of interactive maps, infographics, graphs and text and is available at different scales. Comparison of local indicators with average in Flanders is also possible.

QUICKScan - jointly scope environmental problems and solutions in participatory settings

QUICKScan is a method, process and spatially explicit tool that jointly scopes land-use planning issues in a participatory setting. QUICKScan uses strongly moderated participatory workshops, bringing together a wide range of stakeholders relevant to the planning issue at stake. The QUICKScan tool encompasses a modelling environment with functionalities to assess societal- and environmental conditions, diagnose patterns and interactions, implement alternative responses and evaluate the impacts of those responses.