The openModeller desktop graphical user interface provides a user friendly front end to the openModeller library. The program runs on both GNU/Linux and Windows (9x,ME,2k,NT,XP). In the future a Mac OSX binary will also be available. There are two versions of the application.
The newer openModeller Desktop Version 1 is the version now under active development. The older version of the application (openModeller Desktop Version 0) can be run as a standalone GUI application or as a plugin for Quantum GIS.
Main Features A layerset manager. This is for creating named collections of layers for use in modelling experiments. Having layers organised in named sets removes the tedium of repeatedly having to select layers from the file system for different model runs.
An Algorithm profile manager. Algorithm Profiles let you store the custom parameters you use for running models in a reusable way. An experiment designer. The experiment designer allows you to set up an experiment consisting of multiple species and algorithm profiles. An experiment browser. Once an experiment is completed the experiment browser presents the list of algorithm profiles and the species names in a tree view. Clicking on an item in the experiment tree shows a detailed report for that model. The report includes all the Details of which algorithm was used, which parameters for the algorithm were changed, which layers were used, the model duration and so on.
A map browser. The map browser allows you to Pan and Zoom on the model's map image. Translations. The openModeller Desktop application is available with Brazillian Portuguese and English translations.
Modelling plugins. The actual modelling work is managed by plugins. This release includes a 'local' plugin that uses the recent 0.4.0 openModeller library release, and a 'web service' plugin that allows models to be run on a remote server.* Note: The web service plugin is still considered experimental.