Tools

Tool name * Zonae Cogito
Description

Zonae Cogito is a decision support system to run Marxan and C-Plan analyses and view their results. It is freely available and incorporates open source GIS software components to eliminate the need for commercial GIS software. Some examples of these useful functions in Zonae Cogito include a Marxan dashboard that allows users to dissect the simulated annealing process and understand the concepts involved as it relates to their study region; assisted calibration routines for the calibration of key Marxan parameters; streamlining and simplifying the development and evaluation of alternative options; and a graphic user interface for visualizing, evaluating, and setting parameters. MARXAN / SPEXAN required

Category All, Decision Support, Visualization
What step(s) in analysis framework 2a, 2b
What step(s) in Governance framework
inputs

text file

Data Quality Required

Good

Modification Required

Not available

Expertise Required

Some Computer/GIS Programming SkillsSome Scientific Background

Spatial and Temporal

Works with:C-Plan MARXAN / SPEXANMARXAN With Zones

Outputs

text file

License cost issues

No

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Literature: References & Manuals *
  • Ardron, J. and C.J. Klein (Eds.), 2008. Marxan good practices handbook. University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia, and Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. pdf (3.69 MB) also available at http://www.pacmara.org/.
  • Game, E. T. and H. S. Grantham. (2008). Marxan User Manual: For Marxan version 1.8.10. University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia, and Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Hugh Possingham et al. 2000. Mathematical methods for identifying representative reserve networks.
  • http://www.uq.edu.au/ecology/docs/SoC_Brazil_2005/Papers/Possingham_et_al_2000.pdf.
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