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The Urban Sprawl Metrics (USM) Toolset allows to intuitively apply intuitvely possible to apply the method of Weighted Urban Proliferation. By adapting the parameters size of residential area, dispersion of settlement areas and land use, urban sprawl can be analysed and objectively discussed in the planning phase.

The USM Toolset is a  GIS application and was developed using Python and C+ languages. This tool is freely available under the Creative Commons Licence and can  be downloaded here.