Demonstration of Madrona by Tim Welch of Ecotrust

Submitted by sdcarr on Fri, 08/03/2012 - 5:04pm
Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Demonstration of Madrona by Tim
Welch of Ecotrust (October 23, 2 pm US EDT/11 am US PDT/6 pm GMT).
is an open source software framework that allows rapid development of web-based
tools for place-based decision-making across geographies and sectors.  It's rooted in the idea that niche or
one-size-fits-all often falls short when it comes to providing sophisticated
planning tools for project stakeholders. Every planning process is unique and
the tools to support it should be tailored to specific goals, workflow,
audience, geography, and culture.  Madrona
strives to make this as cost-effective as possible.  By starting with Django (the web framework
for perfectionists with deadlines) and the PostGIS spatial database, Madrona
provides a suite of features that can be mixed and matched to create spatial
planning tools including sketch and scenario planning, spatial content
management, collaborative design, analytics, third-party service integration
and more for either a 2D or 3D mapping environment. This webinar will provide
an introduction to Madrona and the variety of tools and products created with
it including the Washington and Mid-Atlantic Marine Planner (in partnership
with The Nature Conservancy), Forest Scenario Planner, various watershed
prioritization tools (in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
and North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative), and Digital Deck for
fisheries monitoring using mobile devices. 
The Madrona framework evolved from MarineMap, an open source planning tool
developed by the MarineMap Consortium from 2007-2011 to support stakeholders in
designing marine protected areas for the California Marine Life Protection

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