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ArcGIS Geoprocessing tool to support Marxan

Download scripts developed by David Tellier of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

These tools were created for ArcGIS v.9.3. They may not work for older versions

  1. Learn how to set up a “shared” ArcGIS Toolbox on a Local Area Network by downloading this document.
      • The steps outline an example of how to set up a "shared" set of ArcGIS GeoProcessing? tools in an office. This procedure is useful for the distribution of scripts and models for small to medium-sized group of ArcGIS users.

  2. ArcGIS Tool Name: "MarxanImportFiles"
      • Download File: MarxanImportFiles.zip to convert Marxan's input/output text files into tables in an existing ArcGIS personal or file geodatabase with the "MarxanImportFiles" tool.
      • Note: See "ReadMe" text file for installation instructions.

  3. ArcGIS Tool Name: "MarxanCreateHexagons"
      • Download File: Hexagons.zip to assist setup of Marxan in ArcGIS by creating HEXAGON planning units.
      • Note: See "ReadMe" text file for installation instructions.

  4. ArcGIS Tool Name: "MaranCreateInputUNIT"
      • Download File: MarxanCreateInputUNIT.zip to generate a planning unit file from a polygon feature class.
      • Note: See "ReadMe" text file for installation instructions.

  5. ArcGIS Tool Names:
    • "MarxanConsrvFeatPolygonNEWTable"
    • "MarxanConsrvFeatPolygonUPDATETable"
    • "MarxanConsrvFeatRasterNEWTable"
    • "MarxanConsrvFeatRasterUPDATETable"
      • Download File: PUvsSpecies.zip to create or append to "species abundance" (planning unit vs. species). The script creates or appends to a table with the structure required for "PUVSPRNAME" file specified in Marxan's "input.dat"
      • Note: See "ReadMe" text file for installation instructions.

  6. ArcGIS Tool Names:"MarxanBoundary"
      • Download File: MarxanBoundary.zip to create Marxan input boundary file from the planning unit polygon features.
      • Note: See "ReadMe" text file for installation instructions.

To comment on these scripts, please use the ArcGIS Geoprocessing Tool Forum (note that you will need to create a login) or send an email to info(at)pacmara.org - thank you!


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