Footprint USA: Building a sustainable future through simulation & visualization for iOS

By Ken Karakotsios Free

Developer's Description

Design and simulate the future! How will you deal with climate change, feeding a growing population, and diminishing resources? Can you solve these and improve our quality of life - health, crime, education, and income? Footprint USA is more than a game - it is a holistic simulation of the interrelated factors that define life in the United States, informed by gigabytes of real-world data and presented via beautiful visualizations.Footprint USA is is designed to empower us individually, and as a society, to make more informed decisions by: * Integrating the major systems we interact with in our daily lives, such as energy, agriculture, manufacturing, and education * Simulating, in just a few seconds, the long-term consequences of changes in our behavior- consequences such as health, crime, waste and free time. * Visualizing the insights and beauty in the data describing our lives * Democratizing this experience through an interactive iPad application. * Seeding learning and action by providing the data and links that allow you to dive deep and follow your curiosity.Footprint USA features: * An interactive guide that takes you through all the data, visualizations, and simulation models. * Scale-independent maps that allow you to enjoy all the pixels on your retina display. Looks and works great on non-retina displays too. * Data snapshots for every region, from the US-level down to cities, for hundreds of data dimensions. * The Footprint Score analyzes any location, telling you how it rates on sustainability and quality of life. * Flow visualizations reveal what we use and what we do in beautiful detail. * The "What If?" simulation engine empowers you to explore a future of your own design, with over 80 parameters that y ou can explore in infinite combinations. What kind of future would you like to create?

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.5

Fix bug where scenario score was not displayed


Release July 30, 2013
Date Added July 30, 2013
Version 1.0.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPad. iTunes account required.


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