Welcome to the Spatial Decision Support Knowledge Portal — your portal to knowledge, information and resources for your planning and spatial decision making needs.


gain a systematic understanding of planning and decision making process

find relevant methods, tools and models, data sources, literature, and other useful resources for your specific planning/decision making problem type in your application domain

learn about case studies with project needs similar to yours.

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  • Imported conceptual model for desert toirtoise recovery
  • Imported Salafsky's conservation lexicon
  • Added CMP planning process workflow
  • Added SDS tools SeaSketch and Miradi
  • Graphical browsing of concepts
  • SDS resource searching

The SDS Consortium was formed in May 2008, and consists of researchers, experts and practitioners in the field of SDS. To learn more and see the complete list of members, click here.

  • Browse the SDS Ontology graph on the left
  • Click on a node to jump to the content of that node
  • Pan to see the rest of the graph
  • Scroll the mousewheel up and down to zoom in and out
  • Rearrange the nodes in the graph by dragging a node to a different position

  • Browse the SDS ontology hierarchy above

  • Browse and search for SDS resources (under the Resources menu)

For more details and other ways to use the Portal, see Help.