Pedometrics Software


Package Price Description
Surfer Medium Contouring and 3D surface mapping program; runs easily
S-Plus High S+SpatialStats; object-oriented software package for the analysis of spatial data
R FREE Open source; based on S language; includes libraries for spatial statistics: geostat, geoR etc.
WinGslib Low GSLIB for Win, commercial version
PG2000 FREE Practical geostatistics (book and CD), Geostokos (Ecosse) Limited
ILWIS Low Land and Water Information System, developed at ITC, academic version only
GS+ High Geostatistics for the environmental sciences
Gstat FREE Integrates most of geostatistical operations
PCRaster Low Raster-based GIS developed at the University of Utrecht
Explostat FREE Geostatistical application developed by the Explostat
VESPER Low Automatic Variogram Estimation and Spatial Prediction
ISATIS High Professional Geostatistical package used in mining geostatistics
VARIOWIN FREE Spatial Data Analysis in 2D; variogram analysis and modeling
BMElib FREE Advanced Geostastistic Functions of Temporal GIS and Space/Time Data Assimilation

General GIS

Package Price Description
GRASS GIS FREE Most developed Open-source GIS… whole community
ArcGIS High Most popular GIS with the extensions (*spatial analyst, *geostat etc.)
ILWIS Low Land and Water Information System, developed at ITC, academic version only
PCRaster FREE/Low Developed by the Dutch Centre for Geo-ecological Research (ICG), Utrecht
IDRISI Low One of most popular general GIS packages used in education in training

Digital Terrain Analysis, Fuzzy logic, image processing, Neural networks etc.

Package Price Description
GIS Eco Low Grid based land feature analysis and soil/vegetation prognosis software
TAPES FREE Digital Terrain Analysis (only scripts)
FUZME FREE Fuzzy k-means classification (unsupervised)
VRML models Low Soil landscape models portrayed in Virtual Reality Modeling Language
NEUROPACK Low Neural Networks Package for fitting Pedotransfer Functions
PARLES FREE Software for chemometrics and multivariate analysis of spectroscopic data
GMS-SMS-WMS Medium Easy going for environmental and water resource modeling

Compiled by Tom Hengl

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