Weimin Xi (奚为民 博士, PhD)

Department of Biological and Health Sciences
Texas A&M University - Kingsville

LANDISVIEW: A visualization tool for landscape modelling

LANDISVIEW is a graphical tool, developed by Drs. Weimin Xi and Andrew Birt at the Knowledge Engineering Laboratory at Texas A&M University, for quickly examining and animating LANDIS output maps (8-bit/16-bit ERDAS GIS format). It can also convert LANDIS output maps into ASCII and batch files. LANDISVIEW provides two major functions: 1) File Viewer: Files can be viewed sequentially and an output can be generated as a movie file or as an image file. 2) File converter: It will convert the loaded files for compatibility with 3rd party software, such as Fragstats.

Download LANDISVIEW 1.0

LANDISVIEW 1.0 User Guide

Please cite the following paper when using LANDISVIEW :

Andrew Birt, W. Xi, Robert Coulson. 2009. LANDISVIEW: A visualization tool for landscape modeling. Environmental Modelling &l; Software 24(11): 1339-1341. View pdf

For further information about LANDISVIEW development, contact Dr. Weimin Xi (weimin.xi@tamuk.edu).


Funding for the development of LANDISVIEW has been provided by the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station.

LANDISVIEW uses a 3rd party library (GDAL) for opening LANDIS files. We thank the GDAL team, especially Frank Warmerdam, for developing this open source library.