Spatial indicators

Metronamica comes with a set of predefined spatial indicators revealing, for example, the expansion of urban areas, habitat fragmentation and the distance from residential location to the nearest recreation site. The predefined indicators are configured with default parameter values based on a simple classification of the land use classes — which land uses are urban, which are natural, etc. The parameters of these indicators can be tweaked to refine the computed indicator maps.

It is also possible to create your own spatial indicators. You can choose from a set of available algorithms, configure the algorithm for your specific purpose and include additional data. This way you can easily create indicators such as natural clusters and urban development in areas prone to flooding — which would require a map indicating areas prone to flooding. You can also create more sophisticated indicators revealing, for example, the ratio between jobs and inhabitants in the vicinity of a residential location, also known as job potential.