Welcome to the HABITAT Community Portal. On this portal you can find all relevant information about the Delft-HABITAT platform. But more than only being a means of communication among developers, clients, consultants and project leaders at Deltares, it is also a way to connect with users around the world, discuss new (innovative) applications and be a source of inspiration.
We invite all users of HABITAT to join this community to discuss about interesting topics, new applications and help answer questions of other community members.
If you have never heard of HABITAT before, have a look at the About HABITAT page. HABITAT is Free Software. To get an idea about the possible application of HABITAT, browse through the showcases. And if you have a question or want to discuss your ideas, have a look at the Forum. Those of you that want to see HABITAT with their own eyes can download it from here.
HABITAT is a spatial analysis tool to support the development of management plans. The tool is especially designed for ecological assessment to analyse the availability and quality of habitats for individual or groups of species, but it is also useful for other spatial analysis where grid operations are needed like flood risk maps or damages to agriculture or urban areas in case of floods and droughts. HABITAT is developed by WL Delft Hydraulics, Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and and Delft Cluster. HABITATs current developer is Deltares. HABITAT has been built around PCRaster, a software package responsible for making the map-calculations and incorporated in the user interface of DelftShell.