Geospatial Analysis - A comprehensive guide

A free web-based GIS resource - Dr Michael de Smith and Prof Paul Longley, University College London, and Prof Mike Goodchild, UC Santa Barbara


Geospatial Analysis Software

The Geospatial Analysis book and web site contain a large number of examples from different GIS and related software packages and tool sets. This page provides links to some useful resources for those investigating possible software solutions to use.

Product name Product type Free? Website
AccessionGIS Network analysis N http://www.citilabs.com/products/accession
ade4 Mathematical/Statistical library Y http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/ade4/index.html
Agent Analyst Geosimulation Y http://www.institute.redlands.edu/agentanalyst
AgentSheets Geosimulation N http://www.agentsheets.com/
AltaMap suite Telecommunications/visibility analysis N http://www.geomicro.com/
ANN Mathematical/Statistical library Y http://www.cs.umd.edu/~mount/ANN/
ANUDEM Terrain analysis N http://fennerschool.anu.edu.au/research/publications/software-datasets/anudem
AnyLogic Geosimulation N http://www.xjtek.com/
Arc2Earth GIS tools N http://www.arc2earth.com/
ArcExplorer Viewer Y http://www.esri.com/software/arcexplorer
ArcGIS GIS N http://www.esri.com/
ArcLogistics Route Logistics N http://www.esri.com/software/arclogistics/
AutoCAD Civil 3D Visualisation (2D and 3D) N http://usa.autodesk.com/civil-3d/
Bentley Microstation Geographics GIS N http://www.bentley.com/en-US/Products/MicroStation/
Boundaryseer Specialised data analysis N http://www.terraseer.com/products_boundaryseer.php
CadCorp SIS GIS N http://www.cadcorp.com/products_geographical_information_systems/
CadnaA Noise mapping N http://www.datakustik.com/en/products/cadnaa/
Calpuff View Emergency and Hazard Assessment N http://www.weblakes.com/calpuff/calpuff_overview.html
CARIS GIS Professional GIS N http://www.caris.com/products/
Cartomap Viewer Y http://www.cartoworld.com/CartoMAP.html
CATS Emergency and Hazard Assessment N http://www.saic.com/products/security/cats/
Cellular Expert Telecommunications/visibility analysis N http://www.cellular-expert.com/
Clusterseer Cluster analysis N http://www.terraseer.com/products_clusterseer.php
CommonGIS GIS (Y) http://www.commongis.com
CommunityViz Visualisation (2D and 3D) N http://www.placeways.com/communityviz/
ComSuite Design Telecommunications/visibility analysis N http://www.rcc.com/comsite/comsitedesign.shtml
Concorde Optimisation Y http://www.tsp.gatech.edu/concorde/index.html
Coordinate Calculator Specialised mapping Y http://www.tatukgis.com/Products/calculator/calculator.aspx
Crimestat III Crime analysis Y http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/CRIMESTAT/
Cube Traffic simulation and forecasting N http://www.citilabs.com/products/cube
DEPTHMAP Telecommunications/visibility analysis Y http://www.spacesyntax.org/software/depthmap.asp
Didger Specialised mapping N http://www.goldensoftware.com/products/didger/didger.shtml
DYNAMEQ Traffic simulation and forecasting N http://www.inro.ca/en/products/dynameq/
Earthware Visualisation (2D and 3D) N http://www.earthware.co.uk/
Easy NN Neural networks N http://www.easynn.com/
EMME Traffic simulation and forecasting N http://www.inro.ca/en/products/emme/
ENVI Remote sensing analysis N http://www.ittvis.com/ProductServices/ENVI.aspx
ER Mapper Specialised mapping N http://www.ermapper.com/
ERDAS Imagine GIS N http://www.erdas.com/
eRouteLogistics Logistics N http://www.e-iit.com/RoutePlanning.html
ESTAT Exploratory data analysis (EDA/ESDA) Y http://www.geovista.psu.edu/ESTAT/
Farsite Emergency and Hazard Assessment Y http://www.firemodels.org/index.php/national-systems/farsite
FDO GIS tools Y http://fdo.osgeo.org/
Feature Analyst Terrain analysis N http://featureanalyst.com/feature_analyst.htm
FloodWorks Hydrological analysis N http://www.innovyze.com/
FME Specialised mapping N http://www.safe.com
Fractal terrains Specialised mapping N http://www.profantasy.com/products/ft.asp
Fragstats Landscape analysis Y http://www.umass.edu/landeco/research/fragstats/fragstats.html
GA Lib (MATLab) Genetic algorithms N http://www.mathworks.com/products/gads/index.html?ref=pfo
GALib Genetic algorithms Y http://lancet.mit.edu/ga/
GAM/K Cluster analysis Y http://www.ccg.leeds.ac.uk/software/gam/
GDAL GIS tools Y http://www.gdal.org/
GenaMap GIS N http://www.genasys.com/en/
GeoDa Exploratory data analysis (EDA/ESDA) Y http://geodacenter.asu.edu/software
GeoExpress Image handling N http://www.lizardtech.com/
Geographic Calculator GIS tools N http://www.bluemarblegeo.com
Geographically weighted regression (GWR) Statistical analysis N http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/geoinformatics/gwr/gwr-software/
Geomatica GIS N http://www.pci.on.ca/
Geomatica Freeview Viewer Y http://www.pcigeomatics.com/freeware/freeware.html
Geomedia GIS N http://www.intergraph.com/sgi/default.aspx
Geoplot Specialised mapping N http://www.geoscan-research.co.uk/page9.html
Geostat Geostatistical analysis N http://www.geostat.com/English/products.htm
Geotools GIS tools Y http://geotools.codehaus.org/
GMT GIS tools Y http://gmt.soest.hawaii.edu/
Go Geo Resource and software list http://www.gogeo.ac.uk/cgi-bin/resource.cgi?cat=33
Grapher Graphing N http://www.goldensoftware.com/products/grapher/grapher.shtml
GRASP Specialised data analysis Y http://sourceforge.net/projects/grasper/
GRASS GIS Y http://grass.osgeo.org/
Groundwater Modeling System (GMS) Hydrological analysis N http://www.ems-i.com/GMS/GMS_Overview/gms_overview.html
GS+ Geostatistical analysis N http://gammadesign.com/
GVSIG GIS Y http://www.gvsig.org
Hawth’s Tools GIS tools Y http://www.spatialecology.com/
ICS Telecom Telecommunications/visibility analysis N http://www.atdi.com/
Idrisi GIS N http://www.clarklabs.org/
ILOG CP Logistics N http://www-01.ibm.com/software/websphere/optimization/routing/
ILOG CPLEX Optimisation (Y) http://www.ilog.com/products/cplex/
ILWIS GIS Y http://www.itc.nl/ilwis
IMMI Noise mapping N http://www.woelfel.de/en/products/modelling-software/immi-noise-mapping.html
InfoWorks Hydrological analysis N http://www.wallingfordsoftware.com/
Instant Atlas Specilaised mapping N http://www.instantatlas.com
InterPose GIS tools Y http://www.dottedeyes.com/spatial_data_loading/interpose/digimap.php
ISATIS Geostatistical analysis N http://www.geovariances.com/
Isovist Analyst Telecommunications/visibility analysis Y http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucessan/software/isovist-analyst.htm
Java Topology Suite GIS tools Y http://www.vividsolutions.com/jts/jtshome.htm
Landfrag Landscape analysis Y http://placeways.com/products/landfragtool.php
Landserf Terrain analysis Y http://www.landserf.org
LEDA Optimisation N http://www.algorithmic-solutions.com/
LIDAR Analyst Terrain analysis N http://featureanalyst.com/lidar_analyst.htm
LINGO Optimisation N http://www.lindo.com/
LOLA Locational analysis Y http://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/~lola
LP-Solve Optimisation Y http://lpsolve.sourceforge.net/5.5/
Manifold GIS N http://www.manifold.net/
Map Comparison Kit Spatio-temporal analysis Y http://www.riks.nl/products/Map_Comparison_Kit
MapGuide GIS Y http://mapguide.osgeo.org/
MapInfo GIS N http://www.pbinsight.com/welcome/mapinfo/
MapInfo HotSpot Detective Crime analysis N http://www.spatialdecisions.com.au/products.htm#HSD#
MapMerger Specialised mapping N http://www.esea.com/mapmerger.php
MAPresso Specialised mapping Y http://www.mapresso.com/
Mapserver Specialised mapping Y http://mapserver.org/
Maptext/Label EZ Specialised mapping N http://www.maptext.com/
Maptitude GIS N http://www.maptitude.com
Maptools GIS tools www.maptools.org
MAPublisher Specialised mapping (Y) http://www.avenza.com/mapublisher
MapViewer GIS N http://www.goldensoftware.com/products/mapviewer/mapviewer.shtml
MASON Geosimulation Y http://cs.gmu.edu/~eclab/projects/mason/
Mathematica Specialised data analysis N http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/newin7/content/IntegratedGeodesyAndGIS/
MATLab plus toolboxes Mathematical/Statistical library N http://www.mathworks.com/
MATSim Geosimulation Y http://matsim.org/
Mondrian Visualisation (2D and 3D) Y http://www.theusrus.de/Mondrian/
Natureserve Vista Emergency and Hazard Assessment N http://www.natureserve.org/prodServices/vista/overview.jsp
NetLab Neural networks Y http://www1.aston.ac.uk/eas/research/groups/ncrg/resources/
NetLogo Geosimulation Y http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/
NOISEMAP Noise mapping http://www.noisemap.ltd.uk/home/homepage.html
NuMAP Neural networks (Y) http://www-ee.uta.edu/EEweb/IP/Software/Software.htm
Open Layers Specialised mapping Y http://openlayers.org/
OpenMap GIS tools Y http://openmap.bbn.com/
OpenSourceGIS GIS tools Y http://opensourcegis.org/
Oriana Directional analysis N http://www.kovcomp.com
OSSIM Image handling Y http://www.ossim.org/
PASSaGE Specialised data analysis Y http://www.passagesoftware.net/
PCRaster GIS Y http://pcraster.geo.uu.nl/
PostGIS GIS Y http://postgis.refractions.net/
PySal Mathematical/Statistical library Y http://geodacenter.asu.edu/pysal
QGIS GIS Y http://www.qgis.org/
R Spatial Mathematical/Statistical library Y http://cran.r-project.org/web/views/Spatial.html
R2V GIS tools N http://www.ablesw.com/r2v/index.html
REACT Logistics N http://www.mjc2.com/
Repast Simphony Geosimulation Y http://repast.sourceforge.net/
RiverTools Hydrological analysis N http://www.rivix.com/
RoadEng Specialised mapping N http://www.softree.com
Rookcase Statistical analysis Y http://www.lpc.uottawa.ca/data/scripts/
RouteSmart Logistics N http://www.routesmart.com/
SAGA GIS Y http://www.saga-gis.org/
SAGE2001 (SAGE2005) Geostatistical analysis N http://www.isaaks.com/
SAM Statistical analysis Y http://www.ecoevol.ufg.br/sam/
SANET Network analysis Y http://sanet.csis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/
SaTScan Cluster analysis Y http://www.satscan.org/
S-Distance Locational analysis Y http://www.prd.uth.gr/sites/spatial_analysis/software/SdOverview_en.html.
SDM GIS tools Y http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=15341
SITATION Locational analysis Y http://sitemaker.umich.edu/msdaskin/software
Smallworld GIS N http://www.ge-energy.com/products_and_services/products/geospatial_systems_and_mobile_workforce/index.jsp
Software listing GIS tools N http://ecat.giscafe.com/index.php
SOM Toolbox Neural networks Y http://www.cis.hut.fi/projects/somtoolbox/
SpaceStat Statistical analysis N http://www.terraseer.com/products_spacestat.php
spdep Mathematical/Statistical library Y http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/spdep/index.html
SPLANCS - RPLUS Statistical analysis Y http://rss.acs.unt.edu/Rdoc/library/splancs/html/00Index.html
SPLANCS - SPLUS Statistical analysis Y http://www.maths.lancs.ac.uk/~rowlings/Splancs/
SPSS Base Statistical analysis N http://www.spss.com/
StarLogo Geosimulation Y http://education.mit.edu/starlogo/
STARS Spatio-temporal analysis Y http://regionalanalysislab.org/index.php/Main/STARS
STATA/IC Statistical analysis N http://www.stata.com/
STIS Spatio-temporal analysis N http://www.terraseer.com/products_stis.php
Surfacewater Modeling System (SMS) Hydrological analysis N http://www.ems-i.com/GMS/GMS_Overview/gms_overview.html
Surfer Graphing N http://www.goldensoftware.com/products/surfer/surfer.shtml
Surfit Specialised mapping Y http://surfit.sourceforge.net/surfit/index.html
SurGe Specialised mapping Y http://surgeweb.sweb.cz/
SWARM Geosimulation Y http://www.swarm.org
Synchro 7 and SIMTraffic Traffic simulation and forecasting N http://www.trafficware.com/simtraffic7.html
TAP Telecommunications/visibility analysis N http://www.softwright.com/tap6.html
TAS (Whitebox) Terrain analysis Y http://www.uoguelph.ca/~hydrogeo/Whitebox/index.html
TatukGIS GIS tools N http://www.tatukgis.com/
TatukGIS Viewer Viewer Y http://www.tatukgis.com/products/viewer/viewer.aspx
TAUDEM Terrain analysis Y http://hydrology.usu.edu/taudem/taudem5.0/
Terraseer STIS (SpaceStat) Spatio-temporal analysis N http://www.terraseer.com/products_stis.php
TNTMips GIS (Y) http://www.microimages.com/
TransCAD Network analysis N http://www.caliper.com/tcovu.htm
TransModeller Traffic simulation and forecasting N http://www.caliper.com/transmodeler/
Truckstops Logistics N http://appianlogistics.com/
TSIS-CORSIM Traffic simulation and forecasting N http://mctrans.ce.ufl.edu/featured/TSIS/
uDig GIS Y http://udig.refractions.net/
UrbanSim Geosimulation Y http://www.urbansim.org/
Vincenty GIS tools Y http://www.ga.gov.au/earth-monitoring/geodesy/geodetic-techniques/calculation-methods.html
Virtual Terrain Project Visualisation (2D and 3D) Y http://vterrain.org
VisualBots Genetic algorithms Y http://www.visualbots.com
VISUM Traffic simulation and forecasting N http://www.ptvag.com/software/transportation-planning-traffic-engineering/software-system-solutions/
Watershed Modeling System (WMS) Hydrological analysis N http://www.ems-i.com/GMS/GMS_Overview/gms_overview.html
What's Best Optimisation N http://www.lindo.com/
WinBUGS/GeoBUGS Statistical analysis Y http://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/bugs/winbugs/geobugs.shtml
WindNinja Specialised mapping Y http://www.firemodels.org/index.php/research-systems/windninja
WindWizard Specialised mapping (Y) http://www.firemodels.org/index.php/research-systems/windwizard
Xpress-MP Optimisation (Y) http://www.fico.com/en/Products/DMTools/Pages/FICO-Xpress-Optimization-Suite.aspx

Marine GIS Tools:
Ecosystem based management tools(EBM network)
Marine GIS tools 1 and Marine GIS tools 2 (Davey Jones Locker/Oregan State Univ)
Marine Geospatial Ecology tools( MGET project)