IDRISI: A Land Change Modeling Toolkit

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room LL20C (San Jose Convention Center)
Ron Eastman, Clark Labs, Worcester, MA
IDRISI was first conceived in 1987 by Prof. J. Ronald Eastman of Clark University, Department of Geography, as an accessible yet robust PC-based GIS. Dr. Eastman continues to be the prime developer and chief architect of the software. Besides its primary research and scientific purposes, IDRISI is popular as an academic tool for teaching the principal theories behind GIS at colleges and universities. IDRISI has been used by professionals in a wide range of industries in more than 180 countries worldwide. Environmental managers and researchers benefit from the unsurpassed range of geospatial tools—nearly 300 modules for the analysis and display of digital spatial information. Based within the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, Clark Labs IDRISI is known for pioneering advancements in areas such as decision support, uncertainty management, classifier development, change and time series analysis, and dynamic modeling. Partnering with such organizations as The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation,, USDA, the United Nations, Conservation International, and Wildlife Conservation Society,