Opinion of tools
Name of the tool
Land use Evolution and Impact Assessment Model (LEAM)
Positive comments about the tool
• A very clever tool at getting planners and developers to be aware of the outcomes of their decisions.
• The effects of changes made i.e. the alternative route of a road can be seen immediately, allowing the user to concentrate on modelling rather than computational differences.
• Scenario maps visually represent the resulting land use changes. Altering input parameters (policies), changes the spatial outcome of the scenario being studied. This enables what-if planning scenarios that can be visually examined and interpreted for each simulation.
Negative comments about the tool