Creating Futures

WISE Download

The WISE Version 1.5 can be downloaded from here.

When you have downloaded the software you can then access the Data Files from here (78mb).

Note: This is for DEMO purposes only. The NEW version 1.6 is currently being beta-tested and released later in 2021.

Trial License Agreement (expires 31 December 2021)

Contact: Dr Beat Huser
Waikato Regional Council
Hamilton, 3240, New Zealand

This license agreement spells out the terms of use for a trial of WISE. WISE comes with a license file, required to start the software that will expire on December 31st 2021. For use afterwards, please contact the responsible person listed at the top of this document.

WISE is an integrated spatial decision support system designed to support integrated policy analysis and long-term spatial planning. It is a stand-alone software programme that runs on Windows PCs (we recommend using a 64 bit processor).

WISE can be used to explore different scenarios of future regional or sub-regional development, identify trade-offs and evaluate the consequences of policies.

WISE has been developed under the Creating Futures Programme, a 4-year research programme funded by the Foundation for Research Science and Technology (now Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment). Currently WISE is being applied to several case studies to explore its use in support of policy, planning and decision-making.

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Access and use of WISE version 1.5 is provided under acceptance of the following terms and conditions:

  1. This license is strictly personal. It is not allowed to distribute the software or the license file to any parties other than the signatory of this license agreement.
  2. The license is provided for trial purposes only. It is not allowed to use WISE to support consulting or research projects, or any other use that is not purely for evaluating the functioning and applicability of WISE.
  3. WISE comes with no guarantees of applicability or functioning of any kind. The receiver of the license will not hold Waikato Regional Council or RIKS responsible for losses or damages in any kind or form that result from the use of WISE.
  4. Because the purpose of the trial of WISE is to evaluate its usability and applicability, you agree to be contacted about your use of WISE and your opinion of it. Apart from this, we kindly solicit your feedback on your experiences with WISE and suitability or shortcomings for your envisaged uses. Please send your feedback to the contact person listed at the top of this document.