ICLUS Tools and Datasets (Version 1.3 & 1.3.1)
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As a part of the Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) project, this Geographic Information System (GIS) tool can be used to generate scenarios of housing-density changes and calculate impervious surface cover for the conterminous United States. The ICLUS User’s Guide accompanies the tool. This product distributes the population projections and creates land use data described in the 2009 EPA report "Land-Use Scenarios: National-Scale Housing-Density Scenarios Consistent with Climate Change Storylines". [UPDATE] Get the latest version of ICLUS and stay up-to-date by signing up to the ICLUS mailing list.
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|ICLUS Modeling Tools
ArcGIS version 9.3 & 10
|ICLUS User’s Manual.pdf|
The GIS tool allows users to:
- customize housing density patterns by altering household size and travel time assumptions;
- reclassify housing density into classes different than those already provided; and
- generate a map of estimated impervious surface based on a housing density map.
|Jan 2009||EPA partners with USGS to develop a geoprocessing tool.|
|Jun 2009||EPA released the related report, Land-Use Scenarios: National-Scale Housing-Density Scenarios Consistent with Climate Change Storylines (Final Report).|
|Nov 2009||EPA released the ICLUS User's Manual and Tool (External Review Draft) for public review and comment. [Federal Register Dec 8, 2009]|
|Sep 2010||EPA released ICLUS v1.3 and the final user's manual document.|
|May 2011||EPA released ICLUS v1.3.1.|
|Jul 2013||EPA released ICLUS v1.3.2.|