Geoscience related Softwares
Not only for geoscientists...

 Geostatistics and general geology software

 Geoscience's tools on Linux (GPL or Freeware)
  • DEMToolsDigital Elevation Model on Linux
  • Drawmapa software package to draw maps using raw data from the USGS
  • FMapsThe Ultimate GIS/RS Gnome Project
  • FreeGISFree GIS Software and Free Geo-Data
  • GeomviewAn interactive 3D viewing program for Unix
  • GmapMap viewer
  • GMTThe Generic Mapping Tools
  • GpsdA daemon that listens to a GPS or Loran receiver and translates the positional data into a simplified format
  • GrADSGrid Analysis and Display System
  • GRASS GISGeographic Resources Analysis Support System for GIS
  • GriA language for scientific graphics
  • GstatGeostatistical Modelling Software
  • Geotouch3D GIS for Geology and Geophysics
  • kdemTerrain Visualization for the KDE
  • MatpackThe C++ Numerics and Graphics Library
  • Mayko mapA Program for Display Maps and GPS data direct from GPS Tool
  • MicroImagesAdvanced Software for Geospatial Analysis
  • OctaveA high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations
  • PSPPA Program for Statistical Analysis of Sampled Data
  • RA System for Statistical Computation and Graphics
  • geoRSoftware for geostatistical analysis using R
  • rmapA package for generating images of the earth from a distance or fairly zoomed in
  • RootAn Object-Oriented Data Analysis Framework
  • RlabA computational tool for scientific and engineering
  • ScilabA scientific software package for numerical computations in a user-friendly environment
  • SpringSistema de Processamento de Informações Georeferenciadas (GIS)
  • StatistXA small and portable statistics program run on X
  • UncertA Geostatistical Uncertainty Analysis Package Applied to Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport Modeling
  • BMRTA free ray tracer tools that has been used in the production of several feature films, including A Bug's Life, Stuart Little, The Cell, Hollow Man, and Woman on Top.
  • POVrayA high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics
  • Vis5d+A free OpenGL-based volumetric visualization program for scientific datasets in 3+ dimensions

 Graphics and image processing on Linux (GPL or Freeware)
  • SEUL/SciSimple End User Linux for Science
  • AutoTraceconverts bitmap to vector graphics
  • littlecmsA free color management engine in 100K
  • CorelDRAWGraphics suite for Linux
  • Diaa gtk+ based diagram creation program
  • g3dataA simple program for extracting data from graphs
  • GvGhostscript, Ghostview and GSview
  • GIMPGNU Image Manipulation Program
  • GLEProfessional Graphics Language
  • GnuplotA command-line driven interactive function plotting utility
  • Gnuplot wikiA place to discuss and learn about the gnuplot software
  • jPicEdtThe LaTeX picture environment
  • GNU plotutilsA program for plotting scientific data
  • Grace/XmgraceA WYSIWYG 2-D plotting tool
  • GrapA language for typesetting graphs
  • GraphvizA set of graph drawing tools and libraries
  • ImageMagicka robust collection of tools and libraries to read, write, and manipulate an image in many image formats (over 68 major formats)
  • JgraphA Filter for Plotting Graphs in Postscript
  • jsplotAn interactive drawing and chrating tool
  • Kontoura vector drawing program for KDE
  • KMatplotA gnuplot-like tool for plotting data sets in both two or three dimensions
  • KplA program for 2-D graphical presentation of data sets and functions
  • KplotWA widget which creates plots from data
  • (French edition of Graphics capability with Linux)
  • MetapostA powerful graphics language based on Knuth's METAFONT
  • OCTREEA professional, multiuser and multitasking 3D-CAD Software
  • PGPLOTA graphics subroutine library
  • ps2epsTool for generating Encapsulated Postscript Format
  • PloticusA graphical data display software
  • QCadA free open-source 2D CAD system for Linux
  • Skencil (new name of Sketch)A vector drawing program for Unix
  • SketchLaTeXLaTeX plugin for Sketch
  • SciGraphicaA scientific application for data analysis and technical graphics
  • SimplotA graphical software package for visualizing most of chemical data
  • TgifXlib based interactive 2-D drawing tool
  • XfigDrawing Program for X Window System
  • XgfeA GUI front end to the Gnuplot plotting package
  • XGobi & XGvisData Visualization Systems

 GIS software and DEM

 Document processor (type-setting) and PostScript
  • CTAN-TeXThe Comprehensive TeX Archive Network
  • DANTEDeutschsprachige Anwendervereinigung TeX e.V.
  • gBiba user-friendly editor and browser for BibTeX databases
  • GNU TeXmacsA free WYSIWYG structured scientific text editor, which was both inspired by TeX and GNU Emacs
  • Groff (GNU Troff)A document processor which reads plain text mixed with formatting commands and produces formatted output
  • LoutA document formatting system, that reads a high-level description of a document similar in style to LaTeX
  • LaTeXA document preparation system for high-quality typesetting
  • LyX for Win32
  • LyXAn advanced WYSIWYM open source document processor
  • mp3tolatexscans a CD for MP3 files and generates a playlist written in LaTeX which fits in a CD case
  • pdf995create PDF documents easily for free
  • PfaEditA postscript font editor
  • PSTricksa (La)TeX package to use the major part of PostScript capabilities inside (La)TeX
  • PybliographerA tool for managing bibliographic databases
  • QbibImports and exports BibTeX files
  • RefDBBibligraphy beyond word processors
  • ScribusA Desktop Publisher (DTP) program for Linux
  • Syracusedes sources pour partager et se familiariser avec les langages (La)TeX, MetaPost, PostScript
  • TeX2pdfA script that generates a PDF document from a LaTeX or LyX document
  • TeXaideAn Equation Editor generates TeX on the clipboard, where it can be pasted into any TeX system
  • TeXtracea collection of scripts for UNIX that convert any TeX font into a Type1 .pfb outline font

 Presentation tools (mostly with LaTeX)
  • A0-PosterErstellen eines Posters im A0-Format mit LaTeX
  • Direct Presentera minimal bootable disk (2.88Mo image) fullscreen presentations using framebuffer
  • lucassemLaTeX document class for slides
  • MagicPointan X11 based presentation tool
  • PPower4P^4 (Pdf Presentation Post Processor)
  • ProsperHigh quality slides in LaTeX
  • Screen PresentationsShow some possible solutions for creating screen based presentations


Last Updated: September 14, 2000