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
ade4 Mathematical/Statistical library Y
Agent Analyst Geosimulation Y
AgentSheets Geosimulation N
AltaMap suite (now Descartes) Telecommunications/visibility analysis and more N
ANN Mathematical/Statistical library Y
ANUDEM Terrain analysis N
AnyLogic Geosimulation N
Arc2Earth GIS tools N
ArcExplorer Viewer Y
ArcLogistics (ArcGIS Network Analyst) Logistics N
AutoCAD Civil 3D Visualisation (2D and 3D) N
Bentley Microstation Geographics GIS N
Boundaryseer Specialised data analysis N
CadnaA Noise mapping N
Calpuff View Emergency and Hazard Assessment N
CARIS GIS Professional GIS N
Cartomap Viewer Y
Cellular Expert Telecommunications/visibility analysis N
Clusterseer Cluster analysis N
CommunityViz Visualisation (2D and 3D) N
Concorde Optimisation Y
Coordinate Calculator Specialised mapping Y
Crimestat III Crime analysis Y
Cube Traffic simulation and forecasting N
DEPTHMAP Telecommunications/visibility analysis Y
Didger Specialised mapping N
DYNAMEQ Traffic simulation and forecasting N
Easy NN Neural networks N
EMME Traffic simulation and forecasting N
ENVI Remote sensing analysis N
ER Mapper Specialised mapping N
ERDAS Imagine (now Hexagon Geospatial) GIS N
eRouteLogistics Logistics N
ESTAT Exploratory data analysis (EDA/ESDA) Y
Farsite Emergency and Hazard Assessment Y
FDO GIS tools Y
Feature Analyst Terrain analysis N
FloodWorks Hydrological analysis N
FME Specialised mapping N
Fractal terrains Specialised mapping N
Fragstats Landscape analysis Y
Global Optimization Toolbox (MATLab) Optimization algorithms N
GALib Genetic algorithms Y
GAM/K Cluster analysis Y
GDAL GIS tools Y
GenaMap GIS N
GeoDa Exploratory data analysis (EDA/ESDA) Y
GeoExpress Image handling N
Geographic Calculator GIS tools N
Geographically weighted regression (GWR) Statistical analysis N
Geomatica GIS N
Geomedia GIS N
Geoplot Specialised mapping N
Geostat Geostatistical analysis N
GMT GIS tools Y
Grapher Graphing N
GRASP Specialised data analysis Y
Groundwater Modeling System (GMS) Hydrological analysis N
GS+ Geostatistical analysis N
Hawth's Tools GIS tools Y
ICS Telecom Telecommunications/visibility analysis N
Idrisi GIS N
ILOG CPLEX Optimisation (Y)
IMMI Noise and air pollution N
InfoWorks Hydrological analysis N
Instant Atlas Specilaised mapping N
InterPose GIS tools Y
ISATIS Geostatistical analysis N
Landscape Fragmentation Tool Landscape analysis Y
Landserf Terrain analysis Y
LEDA Optimisation N
LIDAR Analyst Terrain analysis N
LINGO Optimisation N
LOLOLA Location and layout analysis Y
LP-Solve Optimisation Y
Manifold/Radian GIS N
Map Comparison Kit Spatio-temporal analysis Y
MapGuide GIS Y
MapInfo GIS N
MapInfo HotSpot Detective Crime analysis N
MapMerger Specialised mapping N
MAPresso Specialised mapping Y
Mapserver Specialised mapping Y
Maptext/Label EZ Specialised mapping N
Maptitude (Caliper) GIS N
Maptools GIS tools
MAPublisher Specialised mapping (Y)
MapViewer GIS N
MASON Geosimulation Y
MATLab plus toolboxes Mathematical/Statistical library N
MATSim Geosimulation Y
Mondrian Visualisation (2D and 3D) Y
Natureserve Vista Emergency and Hazard Assessment N
NetLab Neural networks Y
NetLogo Geosimulation Y
NOISEMAP Noise mapping
NuMAP Neural networks (Y)
Open Layers Specialised mapping Y
OpenMap GIS tools Y
OpenSourceGIS GIS tools Y
Oriana Directional analysis N
OSSIM Image handling Y
PASSaGE Specialised data analysis Y
PCRaster GIS Y
PySal Mathematical/Statistical library Y
R Spatial Mathematical/Statistical library Y
R2V GIS tools N
REACT Logistics N
Repast Simphony Geosimulation Y
RiverTools Hydrological analysis N
RoadEng Specialised mapping N
Rookcase Statistical analysis Y
RouteSmart Logistics N
SAGE2001 (SAGE2005) Geostatistical analysis N
SAM Statistical analysis Y
SANET Network analysis Y
SaTScan Cluster analysis Y
S-Distance Locational analysis Y
Smallworld GIS N
Software listing GIS tools N
SOM Toolbox Neural networks Y
SpaceStat Statistical analysis N
Spatial Manager GIS/mapping package N
spdep Mathematical/Statistical library Y
SPLANCS Statistical analysis Y
SPSS (IBM) Statistical analysis N
StarLogo Geosimulation Y
STARS Spatio-temporal analysis Y
STATA/IC Statistical analysis N
Surfacewater Modeling System (SMS) Hydrological analysis N
Surfer Graphing N
Surfit Specialised mapping Y
SurGe Specialised mapping Y
SWARM Geosimulation Y
Synchro and SIMTraffic Traffic simulation and forecasting N
TAP Telecommunications/visibility analysis N
TAS (Whitebox) Terrain analysis Y
TatukGIS GIS tools N
TatukGIS Viewer Viewer Y
TAUDEM Terrain analysis Y
TDHGIS Vector based Spatial Analysis Y
TransCAD Network analysis N
TransModeller Traffic simulation and forecasting N
Truckstops Logistics N
TSIS-CORSIM Traffic simulation and forecasting N
uDig GIS Y
UrbanSim Geosimulation Y
Vincenty GIS tools Y
Virtual Terrain Project Visualisation (2D and 3D) Y
VISUM Traffic simulation and forecasting N
Watershed Modeling System (WMS) Hydrological analysis N
What's Best Optimisation N
WinBUGS/GeoBUGS Statistical analysis Y
WindNinja Specialised mapping Y
WindWizard Specialised mapping (Y)
Xpress-MP Optimisation (Y)

Marine GIS Tools:

GIS Tools from Federal University of Pelotas, in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: