LUCA model

LUCA (Land Use Change Allocation) model.

Koen Overmars Consultancy has developed a land use model that can project land use change. The model is raster based and allocates pre-determined quantities of land use change. The LUCA model has a user interface that is easy to use and includes the visualization of the land use maps while the model is running. This land use model can, for example, be used to create scenarios, with and without project or policy intervention, in biodiversity and carbon sequestration projects.

Click the figure below to see a LUCA animation!