FRAGSTATS is a spatial pattern analysis program for quantifying the structure (i.e. composition and configuration) of landscapes. The landscape subject to analysis is user-defined and can represent any spatial phenomenon. FRAGSTATS simply quantifies the spatial heterogeneity of the landscape as represented in either a categorical map (i.e. landscape mosaic) or continuous surface (i.e.landscape gradient).
|Author(s)||Kevin McGarigal (University of Massachussetts, Amherst)|
|Published||1995 (last updated 2015)|
|User Guide||User Guide (updated April 2015)|
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|Data Requirements||Landscape grid (raster)|