Pandarus is a GIS toolkit for regionalized life cycle assessment (LCA). It is designed to work with brightway LCA framework (Mutel 2012), brightway2-regional (Mutel 2014), and Constructive Geometries (Mutel 2015). A separate library, pandarus-remote (Mutel 2016), provides a web API to run Pandarus on a server.
In the context of life cycle assessment, regionalization means the introduction of detailed spatial information for inventory activities and impact assessment characterization maps. As these will have different spatial scales, GIS functionality is required to overlay these two maps. Pandarus can do the following:
The outputs from Pandarus are JSON files that can be used in LCA software which does not include GIS libraries, thus speeding the integration of regionalization into the broader LCA community. However, Pandarus will also export the intersections of two vector datasets as a GeoJSON file.
Mutel, Christopher. 2012. “Brightway2.” https://brightwaylca.org/.
———. 2014. “Brightway2-Regional.” https://bitbucket.org/cmutel/brightway2-regional.
———. 2015. “Constructive Geometries.” https://bitbucket.org/cmutel/py-constructive-geometries.
———. 2016. “Pandarus-Remote.” https://github.com/cmutel/pandarus_remote.