About the model score: For each parameter, the number of cells representing presence within the study area are summed and then multiplied by the weight applied before running the model. This value is then divided by the total number of cells in the study area. All individual parameter scores are then summed to produce the total study area score. The score does not represent a standard metric, but is valuable when comparing between model results for different study areas or weighting schemes.
This project is a joint effort of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Azavea, with funding from the Lyndhurst Foundation.
The Center for Academic and Innovative Technologies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (CAIT) (UTC), was funded to develop a geospatial data library and planning applications to support long term regional planning efforts. Original project was named the "Regional Resource Inventory". This decision support system and current demo application are being developed in collaboration with a long term regional planning effort for the Greater Chattanooga area (http://thrive2055.com).
This is a demo application. In the coming months, we hope to build out the application to include additional models, contextual data layers, and reporting functionality.
UTC will continue to serve as a regional clearinghouse for geospatial data, modeled scenarios, and decision support tools after the 3 year regional planning effort is completed.
For more information on the UTC project contact:
Center for Academic and Innovative Technologies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
Office: (423) 425-5389