FLAPS: a new tool for managing disease risks in agricultural systems
Authors: Brian R Kraus
The Farm Location and Agricultural Product Simulator (FLAPS) simulates the locations and populations of individual farms throughout the conterminous U.S. The FLAPS model serves users with data hosted on an ArcGIS server, powered by a custom Python app, and accessed by users via a web interface utilizing the ArcGIS Flex API. FLAPS provides a novel, macrosystem-scale tool to depict and predict areas in the human-wildlife-livestock interface at high risk for contamination by enteric pathogens.