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The NLEAP GIS 5.0 CODE is written in the Java™ programming language and has GIS capabilities as provided by embedded NASA World WindTM technology and the basic NLEAP GIS 5.0 console is written in Fortran and C/C++.

Please note that by using and/or modifying the tool, information, and/or code you agree to the following: 

The user assumes all risks and responsibilities for the use and application of the NLEAP GIS 5.0 model, code and interpretation of results. The authors and their affiliated institutions, USDA, ARS, SMSBRU, other U.S. government agencies, and Colorado State University will not be liable to model users for any damage, including lost profits, lost savings, lost time, actions by regulatory agencies, or any other direct or indirect incidental or consequential damages occurring from the user or inability to use the NLEAP GIS 5.0, its databases, its results, or its documentation for any purposes. The use of the model and information, their application, and any modification of the NLEAP GIS 5.0 and/or additional tools developed from the code or any changes to the code, are the responsibility of the user.


Users of the NLEAP GIS 5.0 model, information, or code should acknowledge their use with a short statement and citation. The recommended citations are listed below.


Following are references for the NLEAP GIS model (Java):




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