The latest version of EMDS 5.0 can be downloaded here for all ArcMap 10.x Editions.

Free for All Users

EMDS desktop products are free for use by everyone.

Scripting Support

EMDS is extensible via R, C#, Javascript, and Windows Workflow

Multi-Platform Support

EMDS supports ESRI's ArcMap 10.2-10.4 and open source QGIS.

64-Bit Support

All processing engines for EMDS run as 64-bit for large datasets.

The Ecosystem Management Decision Support (EMDS) system is a state-of-the-art modeling framework that supports decisions of environmental analysis and planning at multiple geographic scales. The system integrates the latest technology from geographic information systems (GIS) as well as logic-based reasoning and a variety of decision modeling technologies. This provides explicit, practical decision support for strategic and tactical planning as well as adaptive management. Because EMDS is a generic solution framework, it can be applied to an extremely broad array of problems at virtually all spatial scales.

EMDS Features

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  1. The EMDS Framework created by Mountain View Business Group supports extensibility through exposing workflows and leveraging scripting engines.
  2. Logic-based processing for environmental assessments from models built utilizes NetWeaver from Rules of Thumb.
  3. Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) for strategic planning uses models built from Criterium Decision Plus from InforHarvest.
  4. Decision trees for tactical planning utilizes Prolog-based decision trees leveraging models from VisiRule made by LPA.
  5. Bayesian networks are used for tactical planning provided by models built with the GeNIe application from BayesFusion.