marxanio: A web app for systematic conservation planning


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  • run Marxan
  • edit parameters
  • run parameter tests
  • visualise output maps, figures, and tables
  • upload your datasets
  • publicly share your datasets


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Don't start more than one instance of 'Run Marxan', 'Parameter testing' or 'Run MarZone' simultaneously. Don't press the 'Run' button in 'Run Marxan', 'Parameter testing' or 'Run MarZone' again until your runs finish. This overloads the system for all users.


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Sample datasets

You can use the sample datasets with marxanio. If your own dataset doesn't work, look at the sample data to see how it's formatted.

sample datasets
Source Type Where Download Dataset
Introduction to Marxan course Marxan   MPA activity
  Marxan Tasmania Tasmania activity *
Marxan with Zones course Marxan Rottnest Island scenario 1
  Marxan   scenario 3 *
  MarZone   scenario 4
  MarZone   scenario 5
  Marxan Cockburn Sound scenario 1
  Marxan   scenario 2
  MarZone   scenario 3
  MarZone   scenario 4
  MarZone   scenario 5
  MarZone   scenario 6
  MarZone   scenario 7
  MarZone   scenario 8



Public datasets

Users can choose to share their datasets publicly. You can browse and download publicly shared datasets here: Public datasets


Open source

You can find the open source code for the app here: marxanio on GitHub

It is released as open source under the AGPLv3GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE VERSION 3