|Tool name *||C-PLAN|
C-Plan is an interactive decision support system for conservation planning. It links with GIS to map options for achieving explicit conservation targets It can be used as:
Software requirements: It interfaces with ESRI ArcView GIS 3.X, Marxan, and spatial configuration software to create an interactive decision support tool.
|Category||All, Decision Support|
|What step(s) in analysis framework||1a, 1b|
|What step(s) in Governance framework|
The basic data used by C-Plan consist of: •a set of planning units;•biodiversity and environmental features occurring in those planning units;•representation targets for those features (normally in hectares).C-Plan uses dBaseIV as its principle data format, so includes a range of sophisticated and generic functions that can be performed on dBase tables. This includes SQL querys, tableimports, table joins and editing tables manually. It is a fully featured and customised database management system, principally for building C-Plan datasets, but it can also be used on other dBase tables.
|Data Quality Required|
Yes, knowledge of GIS
|Spatial and Temporal||
Outputs of C-Plan include; •'irreplaceability' values for each planning unit;•feature reports showing the representation level of each feature;•alternative reservation 'scenarios' generated by C-Plan processes.
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