The similarity analysis tool
Bringing a best practice to a new location, does not automatically lead to successful adoption. It is therefore important to understand the context and assess the success factors before trying to replicate it elsewhere. Scaling out potential refers to other location where replication is likely to lead to a successful implementation of a best practice.
The objective of the similarity analysis tool is to give its users a quick and approachable access to similarity measure, allowing to assess the spatial out scaling potential of a best practice that has worked in one study site to other locations, based on user-defined success factors.
The tool comes with readily prepared success factors, as spatial layers, from which the user can select the relevant ones. These success factors reflect both the bio-physical and the socio-economic context. This user manual explains not only how to use the tool but also how to add other success factor.
find it here.
Nile-Goblet ToolThis tool is still underdevelopment, therefore you will always find here the link to the newest version of the tool. Ultimately this will be a stable url provided by ILRI but for now it is a wikipage.
Instruction for installing the Nile Goblet tool
- download and install Goblet
- download and install Nile
- open Nile from the start menu or from your desktop icon
- create or add a database
- Download the data zipfile coming with the tool (contains a folder called mydata), unzip the file to any location on your computer
- in the Nile tool, click "add from existing directory" indicate the path to the mydata folder, indicate database name Nile (be careful it is case sensitive), read the database and select base map watershed.
- you are now ready to test the tool
Africa rising quick water (assessing suitable livelihood zones for intensification trajectories in Ethiopia)report : http://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/16840
tool : https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B_BdeBrudKuya1FfZTRjdkFkbHM/edit
GIS training for agricultural research centershttps://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B_BdeBrudKuyVEEtdFBGZjZFWEk/edit
Nile Goblet toolMaterial for Nile goblet tool trainings or learning events can be found on the download page of the tool (see link above)
GameHappy strategy game website
Reportssimilarity analysis for the Blue Nile
Happy Strategies game
Africa raising : quick water
Technical report for mapping rainwater management strategies at landscape scale
up-coming (contact me for getting a draft version)
Interview on spatial modeling at the CPWF Water forum 2011
Presentation at the urban agricultural conference in Lausanne in 2010
Spatial analysis and modeling topic working group (SAM)
Presentation at Lausanne University, faculty of Geosciences