UPlan: Urban Growth Model


UPlan is a simple rule based urban growth model intended for regional or county level modeling. The needed space for each land use type is calculated from simple demographics and assigned based on the net attractiveness of locations to that land use (based on user input), locations unsuitable for any development and a general plan that determines where specific types of development are permitted.

The most recent version is: 4.0 Released 2/24/2017

Version 4 was written as an update to UPlan 2.68 to preserve its functionality into a next generation of code for ArcGIS. It converts UPlan to a vector GIS model (instead of being raster based). Read the User Manual for a full description of the updates and functionality of this new version. The User Manual is in the Documents folder on the GitHub Repository.

The previous version that is raster based is: 2.68 Released 2/7/2012

To upgrade UPlan to a new version, just copy the new mxd into the same folder with your older uplan mxds, open both the old and new, and copy the uplan run dataframes across to the new mxd. If neccessary (ArcGIS 10.1) replace the report_template.xls in the INI folder with the supplied version. Note: that you must have a version of UPlan released on or after 10/10/2007 if you are using a "Foot" based projection for your data.System Requirement: ArcGIS 9.3 or 10, Spatial Analyst Extension,  MS Excel (for reports) UPlan is licensed under the Apache2.0 licenseCopyright 2011 Robert A. Johnston Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at      http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Project Start Date: October 5, 2007

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