Software

Mapping, Remote Sensing, and Geospatial Data

Learn more about software for mapping, remote sensing, which is the detection and analysis of the physical characteristics of an area by measuring its reflected and emitted radiation at a distance from a targeted area, and geospatial data, which is information such as measurements, counts, and computations as a function of geographical location, and more.

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Date published: May 8, 2018

Tracking Change Over Time

The Earth Resources Observation and Science Center offers educational resources designed for elementary- and middle-school students. The U.S. Geological Survey offers more options through its science education resource page.

Date published: January 25, 2018

SPARROW modeling: Estimating contaminant transport

 

What’s New: A new version of the SPARROW code is being developed in the R programming language. The advantage of R is that it is non-proprietary and does not require a license or software cost. The R – SPARROW code is now being completed and should be available early in CY18. Stay Tuned.

Date published: April 13, 2017

Pedestrian Evacuation Analyst Tool

The Pedestrian Evacuation Analyst is an ArcGIS extension that estimates how long it would take for someone to travel on foot out of a hazardous area that was threatened by a sudden event such as a tsunami, flash flood, or volcanic lahar. It takes into account the elevation changes and the different types of landcover that a person would encounter along the way.

Date published: March 8, 2017

Random Landscape Tool 10.5

Random Landscape Tool uses a raster data source and a table of classifications to create a random landscape. The classification table allows the user to weight the probability of occurrence to certain classes and to spatially restrict the distribution of classes to certain areas (zones).  

Date published: April 26, 2016

ISIS (Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers)

ISIS an image processing software package. The focus of the software is to manipulate imagery collected by current and past NASA planetary missions sent to Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and other solar system bodies.

Date published: April 26, 2016

The National Map

The National Map, a collaborative effort between the USGS and other agencies and partners, includes ortho imagery (aerial photographs), elevation, geographic names, hydrography, boundaries, transportation, structures, and land cover.

Date published: April 26, 2016

USGS Digital Data Viewer (dlgv32 Pro)

dlgv32 Pro is a limited-feature version of commercial software called Global Mapper which was created from the original dlgv32 source code. Improved to address changes in data standards and to better meet customer requirements, dlgv32 Pro provides quality viewing software for data users.

Date published: April 26, 2016

Remote Sensing and Imaging Spectroscopy Software

Software to analyze spectra, display images, and analyze imaging spectroscopy data developed by the USGS Spectroscopy Laboratory.

Date published: April 26, 2016

EarthExplorer

The USGS EarthExplorer (EE) tool provides users the ability to query, search, and order satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products from several sources.

Date published: April 26, 2016

USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis)

All Landsat 7 ETM+, Landsat 4/5 TM, Landsat 1-5 MSS, EO-1 ALI, EO-1 Hyperion, MRLC, and Tri-Decadal data sets available; LP DAAC ASTER and selected MODIS data holdings also available. Browse-based for enhanced visualization.

Date published: April 26, 2016

FGDC Geospatial Metadata Tools

There are a variety of freeware and shareware tools as well as other commercial software tools available to support metadata development. These tools offer a range of features and capabilities. FGDC provides a short list of questions to help you evaluate which tool to consider.

Date published: April 26, 2016

Emergency Operations Portal

Explore critical pre- and post-disaster images and datasets online for immediate viewing and downloading.