Resources:  Tools we Use

Planning Decision Support Systems

CommunityViz™ is a decision support software for planning.  The ESC concieved of and led the initial development of the software from 1997-2001.  The software is now a product independant of the ESC and is used by many communities nationwide.


INDEX is an interactive GIS-based planning support system that measures existing conditions, evaluates alternative plans, and supports implementation of adopted plans



PLACE3S, an acronym for PLAnning for Community Energy, Economic and Environmental Sustainability, is an innovative planning method that is being developed as software.