Monthly Archives: September 2015

End-September update

Some really good stuff in this update. AlternateTo.com (Open Source Portals) is a great resource for checking out what other software options are available. PowerMap (data management) is fabulous, but only for Excel 2013+. Power BI (Data Management) is the web-service answer to this. Earth Point (GIS) superimoses a UTM grid, and others, on Google […]

One week update.

Babelflysch is a week old today! There are over 120 Open Source and Free geoscience software packages listed and an ever-expanding list of resources (data repositries, web services, journals, courses and technical info) is growing fast to help bridge any knowledge and data gaps. Websites, news sites and reading lists are here too. All geoscience […]

More software and resources

Another update on open source info and software. This update benefits from including Greg Corbetts work on porphyry and epithermal deposits, an intriguing risk management software and some consolidation of spectral processing with open software. LIDAR data from NSF is also of note.Geophysics gets some more attention. I hope it’s proving a useful resource.. Remember […]

New Software, Info, Data and Resources

Some interesting additions in several areas. What Open Source of Free resources are you using? Courses – go there EdX – https://www.edx.org/ Courses from universites Self paced – option for certification. Data managenment – go there WinRAR – http://www.win-rar.com/download.html?&L=0 Compression software RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, BZIP2, Z and 7-Zip […]

Welcome to Babelflysch!

The Babelfish is a fictional animal, featured in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, that allows the user to make sense of everything said. Babelflysch – this blog – is intended to make sense of the open source, free and shared geological software and resources spread around the web to a single point, in an attempt […]