Online What if
The Online What If (OWI) planning support system has been developed through a partnership between cooperation of the between Chris Pettit and his colleagues at the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) and What if? Inc. (Richard E. Klosterman, President). OWI is an open source online implementation of What if? 2.0. Users can download the source code via GitHub and install it on their own server or request their own cloud instance of OWI hosted by AURIN free of charge for non-commercial purpose.
Online WhatIf requires a user account; once user’s accounts have been created, users will receive an email with a password and instructions for logging on and using OWI. Information on creating a user account is available at http://aurin.org.au/projects/portal-and-infrastructure/what-if/
The OWI User Guide is available at http://docs.aurin.org.au/what-if/
Online What If publications include:
- Pettit, C.J. Klosterman, R.E. Nino-Ruiz, M. Widjaja, I., Tomko, M., Sinnott, R. (2013). The Online
What if? Planning Support System in Planning Support Systems for Sustainable Urban
Development, Eds. Geertman, S and Stillwell, J. Springer Publishers, pp. 349-362.
- Pettit, C.J. Klosterman, R.E., Delaney, P., Whitehead, A, L., Kujala, H.,. Bromage, A., Nino-Ruiz,
M. (2015) The Online What if? Planning Support System: A Land Suitability Application in Western
Australia, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy. Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 93-112