An easy to handle research tool that is fast, simple and transparent. QUICKScan requires little data and can be carried out in a multi-actor setting.
QUICKScan in Practice
Add your raster GIS maps to the library and place them in a custom named logical hierarchy of bio-physical and socio-economic folders and subfolders. These maps form the basis on which you apply knowledge rules.ImageImage
Easy knowledge integration
Knowledge is captured in a variety of rule types, like: if..then..else structures, map algebra, multi-criteria analysis, sustainability limits, or include uncertainty via Bayesian statistics. Each rule type comes with a specific editor to easily insert or change your rules at the click or swipe of your mouse.ImageImage
Consistent Rule Chaining
Drag the maps and rules onto the modelling canvas and link them together using the visual editor. The editor guarantees that only rules that ‘fit’ can be linked. I.e. if your rule requires ‘land use’ as input you cannot put in a climate projection map.ImageImage
Track calculation progress and drill down in calculation results by tracing into the causal chain of rules and the underlying data. Don’t guess at the reasoning behind an outcome at any specific location, but simply point and click your mouse, view and understand the reasoning. Update the rules if necessary or create an alternative and try out another idea.ImageImage
Rapid alternative comparison
Alternatives are used to calculate a (set of) indicator(s) differently, either by using a different set of rules (including weights and values), or scenarios, such as climate projections or land use plans. Compare alternatives by: highlighting regional differences, summary graphs per administrative-, or other reporting units, or trade-off spider diagrams to visually compare different indicators at a single glance.ImageImage
Questions about QUICKScan?
QUICKScan is a participatory modelling method that links stakeholder- and decision maker knowledge and preferences to available spatial- and spatio-statistical data.
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Latest Updates from QUICKScan
- December 2018
QUICKScan version 4.0 'Curacao' pre-releaseLookup table Added support for output of numbers in addition to categories Scripting Added support for PC-Raster python ESRI ArcPython no longer supported Added new 'LARCH'-sustainability of…
- August 2018
Report on sustainable coffee farming in Colombia publishedCoffee production is one of the most important agricultural activities for Colombian economy. It influences the demand, development and social stability in the rural areas of the country. The coffee growing industry often has to make…
- August 2018
Paper on land use projection model 'iClue' publishedThe land use projection model iClue is an integral part of QUICKScan. Human use of land increasingly alters the structure and the functioning of the environment. To ex-ante understand and anticipate these changes there is an increased…