Software

Open Source software for geoscience applications. Covering the bases in geosciences – from arial imagery through structure – is a Pandoras box of sub-disciplines. Please feel free to recommend any Open Source, shared or good software that isn’t here but should be. Categories include:

Arial Imagery || Data Analysis || Databases and Data Management || Drilling || Drones || Geochemistry || Geology || Geophysics || Geostatistics and QAQC || Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental || GIS || GPS || Graphics || HSE || Modelling and Mining || Network and Server || Office Suite || Office Admin and Management || Open Source Portals || Operating System || Petrology || Project Management and Risk || Shares and stocks | Spectral || Structure || Survey and Geodesy || More
 

Arial Imagery

  • E-foto – http://www.efoto.eng.uerj.br/en
    • full implementation of a digital photogrammetric workstation
    • photo triangulation, stereoscopic modeling, digital elevation model extraction and terrain correction.
    • tutorials
  • OSSIM – http://www.ossim.org/
    • system for remote sensing, image processing, geographical information systems and photogrammetry.


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Databases and Data Management

  • XODB Xstract Open Database – http://xodb.xstractgroup.com/
    • synchronise information between geologists in the field or between servers using Microsoft’s Azure cloud
    • store detailed exploration data including drilling, QAQC and geophysics.
    • store geological models
    • helps with compliance.
    • adds value in providing detailed reporting and analysis.
  • DirSyncPro – http://www.dirsyncpro.org/
    • Synchronisation software
    • backups from PC to USB/PC or Server.
    • Scheduling and incremental backups
  • FreeNAS – http://www.freenas.org/
    • Data management
    • FreeNAS is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share computer data storage over a computer network.
    • FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily-accessible home for your data.
  • Zoreto bibliography management – https://www.zotero.org/
    • easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
  • PostGIS – http://www.bostongis.com
    • Add spatial capabilities to DDBs
  • SQlite and SQSpatialLite – http://www.sqlite.org/
    • Implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine.
  • Spatial Lite – http://www.gaia-gis.it/gaia-sins/
    • Adds GIS and spatial data capabilities to SQLite
  • Naked Geological data platform – http://nkd.io/ – !!Beta!!
    • Upload and do analytics on LAS, BlockModels, geological and geophysical data. Manage complex mining assays and sampling
  • Data models from BGS – http://www.bgs.ac.uk/downloads/browse.cfm?sec=5&cat=199
    • BGS Open Geoscience Data Models aim to provide open, ready-to-use database designs that are free for all.
  • ParaviewGeo – http://paraviewgeo.objectivity.ca/
    • Data visualistion
    • Mine design, planning and scheduling.
    • Wide range of different files (over 50 formats) that can be imported as source data for your model.
    • Handle terabyte-size datasets
  • Pandas – http://www.scipy.org/about.html
    • library providing high-performance, easy-to-use data structures and data analysis tools for the Python programming language.


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Drilling

  • Interdex and coreview – http://interdex.software.informer.com/8.0/
    • Drillhole data 3D visualisation
    • high quality composite 2D maps.
    • Create ‘solid’ surfaces and calculate volumes.
    • Create contours in horizontal and vertical planes. Rotate, pan, zoom, adjust transparency, light sources, and surface properties.
  • DRX – Drilling Reporting Targetting – http://sourceforge.net/projects/drxproj/

    • Open source visualization package for the exploration and mining industry.
    • Drilling planning and optimisation.


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Drones


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Geochemistry

  • GCDkit – http://www.gcdkit.org/
    • A system for handling and recalculation of whole-rock analyses from igneous rocks
    • Standard geochemical calculations involving major-, trace-element as well as Sr-Nd data
    • Common plots (binary, ternary, spider diagrams)
  • Petrograph – http://accounts.unipg.it/~maurip/SOFTWARE.htm
    • Visualize, elaborate and model geochemical data
    • Results and graphs can be exported as vector graphics
  • SGeMS – http://sgems.sourceforge.net/
    • Solving problems involving spatially related variables.
    • User-friendly interface, an interactive 3-D visualization, and a wide selection of algorithms


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Geophysics


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Geostatistics and QAQC


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Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental


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GIS


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GPS


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Graphics


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HSE


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Modelling and Mining


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Network and Server


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Office Suite – word processing, presentations, database, spreadsheet


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Office Administration and Management


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Open Source Portals


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Operating Systems


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Petrology


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Project Management and risk


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Shares and Stocks


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Spectral


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Structure


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Surveying and Geodesy


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11 comments

  1. Perfect website! Thanks Bill !
    As a freelance geologist, I have always been looking for this kind of publicly available resources and softwares. And here it is! Very handy.

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    1. Thanks Pierre.

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  2. […] Data Management – go there […]

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  3. Deon Scheepers · · Reply

    You can add Ilwis 3.8 under your GIS heading
    http://52north.org/communities/ilwis/ilwis-open/download
    Also DNRGPS under the GPS heading. I find this program extremely useful to load information on my GPS. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mis/gis/DNRGPS/DNRGPS.html
    Another very useful program is G-Raster that is used to prepare raster images to be displayed on Garmin GPS’s. http://moagu.com/?page_id=155

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    1. Deon,
      Thanks for these programs – added as suggested. ILWISs 3D (beyond DEMs) capability is very interesting. I’ll be trying G-Raster, too.
      Bill

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  4. […] Database and Data Management – go there […]

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  5. hei I am looking for a good handy tool to do simple cross plots,correlations etc..

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    1. Hello Klaus,
      This might be a good starting point:
      http://statpages.org/javasta2.html
      or here:
      https://babelflysch.wordpress.com/software/#h
      Bill

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  6. Hi Bill,

    There’s an open-source geosciences (and geostatistics) modeling software called GEOMS2. It was developed within CERENA research center (http://cerena.ist.utl.pt/) and it’s still in beta. In any case it’s already being used in both industry and academia. It’s freely available in sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/geoms2/?source=navbar

    Best,
    Pedro

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  7. […] Database and Data Management – go there […]

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