There are massive efforts for software developments, and solid scientific background, behind this manuscript. A detailed introduction (even considering the limits in length due to the OGRS Symposium requirements) describes problems and the approaches to the Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), focusing on different tools developed in the framework of previous projects and the need of a comprehensive vision of all the factors and actors that may affect the MSP process. The cited literature is up to date and partly used for the development of the original tools developed and presented in the manuscript. The paper describes the implementation of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI, using the GeoNode software) and, overall, its integration with a new ad-hoc plugin. This plugin has developed for allowing collaborative analyses and workflows exploiting a new stand-alone and extensible python library (Tools4MSP). This library implements a couple of geospatial algorithm for MSP. The Tools4MPS library and the GeoNode plugin are Open Source and made available through the SDI web portal. Given the aforementioned features I believe that the manuscript is particularly appropriate for the publication in the PeerJ Computer Science journal, in particular for the subjects “Spatial and Geographic Information Systems” and “Scientific Computing and Simulation”. In my opinion the manuscript could be slightly extended to better describe how, from a development point of view, the GeoNode plugin has been integrated in the SDI and to show a couple of examples of the usage of the Tools4MPS library, as a stand-alone software, for the analysis of real data.
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