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Record number 541353
Title Improving the applicability and transparency of land use change modelling : The iCLUE model
Author(s) Verweij, P.; Cormont, A.; Kok, K.; Eupen, M. van; Janssen, S.; Roller, J. te; Winter, W. de; Pérez-Soba, M.; Staritsky, I.G.
Source Environmental Modelling & Software 108 (2018). - ISSN 1364-8152 - p. 81 - 90.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.07.010
Department(s) Alterra - Earth informatics
Soil Geography and Landscape
PE&RC
Alterra - Spatial knowledge systems
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) Land use change - Model - Separation of concerns - Transparency - Usability - User centered design
Abstract

Human use of land increasingly alters the structure and the functioning of the environment. To ex-ante understand and anticipate these changes there is an increased need for readily available and operational land use change models. One of these models is CLUE, which has been used in many studies all over the world. These studies brought forward operational hurdles, that hamper model application. The overall objective of this paper is to present a new version of the CLUE model, iCLUE, that helps to overcome these hurdles. We describe the technical redevelopment, conceptual innovations, several applications and success factors and critical reflections. iCLUE minimizes manual error-prone actions, enhances ease-of-use, speeds up the operational modelling process and provides data visualisations to empower users to analyse and interpret results.

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