Over the past 20 years, EMDS (Ecosystem Management Decision Support) was a system of tools for Land and Resource Management. The application framework is designed for maximum flexibility and extensibility. The knowledge-based decision support is organized for evaluation and planning to help the resource manager and analysts, and is scalable for any geographic area.
Since 2015, EMDS has continued to evolve with the creation of the EMDS Consortium. The EMDS Consortium is a partnership with Mountain View Business Group, USDA Forest Service, Rules of Thumb, InfoHarvest, LPA, and BayesFusion to extend EMDS. Mountain View Business Group is the primary developer and architect for EMDS expansion.
The EMDS Project environment consists of an add-in to ArcMap whose components consist of the EMDS Framework and its four primary engines: NetWeaver, CDP, LPA, BayesFusion. For practical purposes, the EMDS Project Environment can be thought of as a supervisory component of the add-in that manages the activities and interactions of the other components within the ArcMap environment. The EMDS Project Environment also is the primary component of the add-in with which a user interacts to set up various assessments, analyses, scenarios, and workflows. This data is organized within a tree view of project structure.
The engines of EMDS are: