GRASS GIS Info Sheet
GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System)
Home Page: http://grass.osgeo.org/
Mailing Lists: http://grass.osgeo.org/support/
GRASS-trac: http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ Screenshots: http://grass.osgeo.org/screenshots/
GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a Software for performing spatial analysis. It consists of more than 350 modules for processing vector (2D/3D), raster and voxel data. Many interfaces to other programs in related domains like geostatistics, databases, mapserver and even other GIS software exist. It can serve as a Desktop GIS and as the backbone of a complete GIS infrastructure.
GRASS was originally developed in the beginning of the 1980s by the US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USA-CERL) and was published as a public domain software. When the USA-CERL withdrew from the GRASS development, an international developer team took over this work. Since 1999 GRASS has been published as a free software under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence.
GRASS GIS is successfully used in scientific applications, commercial settings and by public officials all over the world.
- 2D raster analysis and 3D voxel management (volumes)
- 2D/3D Vector engine with SQL based DBMS support
- Time series management
- Image processing modules
- Vector network analysis, Linear Referencing System
- Visualization of 2D, 3D maps and volumes
- Python and Shell script interfaces
- Interoperable with standard raster and vector formats
- Works on GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, MS-Windows and other POSIX compliant platforms
- Modular architecture and batch processing capabilities
Screen Shots (click for full image)
More screenshots: http://grass.osgeo.org/screenshots/