The LandSFACTS software is available in several formats:

  • with graphical interface, helpfile and tutorial [XP, W7], cf. below
  • command-line [XP, W7, W7 x64, Linux x64], by request
  • dynamic libraries [XP, W7, W7 x64, Linux x64], by request.

The command line version allows work with larger landscapes (for example, 2 millions polygons) but requires more pre-processing of the data and a more in-depth knowledge of the model. Linux x64 was tested on SL6.1.

The software development is an ongoing process and you can email Marie Castellazzi to get the latest version.

Download software with graphical interface and tutorial

Software and Help file [XP, W7 compatible]:
Unzip the file, on a local drive, and double-click LandSFACTS.exe to launch the software. Use the tutorial below for an introduction to using the software , and browse the help file for detailed information.

Examples and tutorial with data:

Help file only:
The help file is in .chm format, and to open correctly, it needs to be saved on a local drive (for example, C, D).


The software is released under GNU public licence, and is therefore free to use and develop. The code sources are available upon request.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. See the GNU General Public Licence for more details.

If you find any bugs, have any feature request or questions, please email Marie Castellazzi.