July 10th, 2012
Mapping a better future: Ecotrust opens Madrona decision tool to the public
Granted, Ecotrust isn’t exactly a startup. But this app release was too interesting to pass up.
Today, Ecotrust opened public access to Madrona, a flexible set of software tools to assist in decision support and spatial planning with an eye toward the environment.
Beginning in 2011 Ecotrust began using the MarineMap code base to develop tools outside of the marine sector at a variety of geographic scales for forestry, watershed prioritization and regional planning. New features and core improvements were beginning to come out of these projects at a rapid pace and Ecotrust began envisioning a broader framework for spatial planning, one that incorporated the best innovations across sectors and projects while still supporting the uniqueness of each. Thus the idea for Madrona was born, a framework for decision support and spatial planning at any scale.
Using a combination of Google Earth and the Madrona software, users gain access to a powerful set of tools that help people make better choices about the environmental decisions they’re trying to make.
For more information or to download the tool for free, visit Madrona.