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Since 2002 geoLAB is International Resource Center of Clark Labs for Italy.

geoLAB, as International Resource Centers, offers TerrSet-related resources for Italian users. geoLAB makes available basic information about TerrSet, and offers training in TerrSet, hosts TerrSet User's Meetings, and represents Clark Labs at local conferences. In addition, geoLAB offers specific products and services designed to meet the needs of local TerrSet users community. Although closely linked to the Clark Labs, geoLAB operates as an independent project.




TerrSet is an integrated feature-rich software system for monitoring and modeling the Earth system for sustainable development. Based on three decades of development within the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, TerrSet offers a constellation of integrated vertical and horizontal applications

The TerrSet System incorporates the IDRISI GIS Analysis and IDRISI Image Processing tools along with a constellation of vertical applications.

TerrSet tools

Land Change modeler

Land cover change is one of the largest imprints of humans on the Earth system. Understanding and
projecting transitions into the future is critical for smart development, biodiversity conservation and
managing climate mitigation strategies . The Land Change Modeler analyzes historical land cover data to assess,
model and predict land cover change using powerful
machine learning procedures.
Major components of
LCM include:

Land Change Analysis
Transition Potential Modeling
Change Prediction
REDD Analysis




GeOSIRIS is a national-level REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) planning tool that quantifies and maps the impacts of REDD policies on deforestation, carbon emissions, agricultural revenue, and carbon payments.
GeOSIRIS is oriented to the evaluation of alternative economic policy decisions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and distributing REDD revenues. This application is a spatial implementation of the OSIRIS economic model created by Conservation International, the World Resources Institute and the Environmental Defense Fund.



Habitat and Biodiversity Modeler

The Habitat and Biodiversity Modeler (HBM) is a toolset designed for Conservation GIS professionals. It provides tools for the modeling of species distributions, habitat assessment, habitat change and gap analysis, biodiversity analysis, and the planning of reserves and biological corridors.

The tool includes:

Biodiversity Analysis
Landscape Analysis


Ecosystem Services Modeler

Ecosystem Services Modeler (ESM) is a vertical application for assessing the value of various ecosystem services such as water purification, crop pollination, wind and wave energy, and so on. ESM is based closely on the InVEST toolset developed by the Natural Capital Project.



Earth Trends Modeler

The Earth Trends Modeler (ETM) is a tool for the analysis of time series of earth observation imagery. With ETM, one can discover trends and recurrent patterns in fundamental earth system variables such as sea surface temperature, atmospheric temperature, precipitation, vegetation productivity and the like. ETM is an exceptional tool for the assessment of climate change in the recent past (e.g., the past 30 years).



Climate Change Adaptation Modeler

The Climate Change Adaptation Modeler (CCAM) is a tool for modeling future climate and assessing its impacts on sea level rise, crop suitability and species distributions.




IDRISI handles both vector and raster data. However, its orientation is primarily raster. With their powerful implicit topology, raster systems are excellent for modeling geographic processes, particularly those that involve flows over space

The tool includes:

Map Algebra/Modeling
Distance and Context Operators
Surface Analysis
Spatial Statistics
Decision Support and Uncertainty Management




IDRISI Image Processing

IDRISI Image Processing toolset provides an exceptional base for the analysis of remotely sensed imagery. Tools can be broadly classified into restoration, enhancement, transformation and classification. However, while the system provides a broad-spectrum approach to the analysis of remotely sensed images, the emphasis is unquestionably on the conversion of remotely sensed
images to interpreted maps.

The tool includes:

Image Restoration
Image Enhancement
Image Transformation
Image Classification


ultimo aggiornamento: 03-Mar-2015
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