Dinamica EGO freeware, version 1.8, is now available for download.
EGO stands for Environment for Geoprocessing Objects. Dinamica EGO consists of a sophisticated platform for environmental modeling with outstanding possibilities for the design from the very simple static spatial model to very complex dynamic ones.
Dinamica-EGO favors simplicity, flexibility and performance, optimizing speed and computer resources, such as memory and parallel processing. Its main features includes:
- Nested iterations,
- Dynamic feedbacks,
- Multi-region and multi-scale approach,
- Decision processes for bifurcating and joining execution pipelines,
- A series of complex spatial algorithms for the analysis and simulation of space-time phenomena.
- High performance, including 64-bit native version, multiprocessor computing architecture, smart handling of large raster datasets.
The changes in this release, compared to the currently stable version (1.6.2), include:
- Wizard editor to create model wizards. Model wizards can be used to guide user interaction with a model. A wizard example can be found in the folder Dataset\Examples\run_lucc_northern_mato_grosso\run_roads_wizard (See presentation of this tools and other functionalities).
- The operator Calc Cost Map now performs cost surface calculation in parallel. As the result, the cost calculation is now much faster on multicore computers. Check out a performance comparison between Dinamica EGO and two commercial GIS.
- Dynamic workdir, that allows more portability and switching of scenario data.
- Brand new map viewer with several tools to visualize spatial data.
- Movie maker. Now it is possible to use the new viewer to create a MP4 movie using simulation map results.
- Models load faster even when the MinGW expression compilation module is been used.
- New operators While, Do While, Select String, Select Folder, String Junction and Folder Junction.
- Better functor library layout.
- Several bug fixes.
Dinamica is available for Windows XP/Vista/7 32 and 64 bits. It can be downloaded from http://www.csr.ufmg.br/dinamica