Landscape Systems Analysis
SAMT was developed to close the gap between simulation tools such as Matlab and GIS programmes such as ARCGIS. SAMT is able to read ASCII grid data from ARCGIS and to apply different types of models, including dynamic process models, fuzzy models and neural networks. SAMT is a grid-based simulation toolbox that stores all its data in the main memory, ensuring quick and large simulations, depending on memory capacity.
SAMT is an open source software programme (GPL) implemented in C++ using Nokia’s Qt toolkit (http://qt.nokia.com/products/). In addition, SAMT uses other open source software, such as GSL, FFTW, HDF5, VTK. Alternatively to the graphical user interface in Qt, SAMT can be used in combination with the programming language Python for the batch processing of large data sets.