Center for Earth Observation

...supporting the remote sensing needs of the University

Geospatial Software

Commercial Geospatial Software

Free Geospatial Software

  • Recommended ENVI plugins - Devin Whilte’s GitHub page for import plugins (MODIS, VIIRS, etc.)
  • Quantum GIS - The Quatum GIS project is an open source (free) GIS software
  • GRASS GIS - The world’s leading free remote sensing & GIS software
  • Fragstats - Landsacape metrics program - requires ArcGIS
  • Patch Analyst - Spatial analysis of landscape patches
  • Timesat - Time-series analysis software - requires Matlab
  • R statistics software - The R Project
  • Geospatial Modelling Environment - Works with R and ArcGIS;
  • Bilko - A remote sensing program by UNESCO
  • GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library
  • TatukGIS - GIS viewer and free coordinate conversion calculator. Also a GIS editor, SDK, and internet server
  • DIVA GIS - A GIS program for the analysis of biodiversity data
  • Dinamica - Landscape dynamics modeling software
  • DNRGPS - Transfer data between Garmin GPS and GIS software by the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources