Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS) is a Geographic
Information System (GIS) used for geospatial data management and
analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling,
It consists of more than 400 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.
It was created in the 1980s by the US Army Corps of Engineers,
Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USA/CERL) and has been
enhanced by many others.
GRASS is currently used in scientific applications, commercial
settings and by public officials all over the world.
- wxPython graphical user interface (wxGUI)
- 2D raster analysis and 3D voxel management (volumes)
- 2D/3D Vector engine with SQL based DBMS support
- Image processing modules
- Vector network analysis, Linear Referencing System
- Visualization of 2D, 3D maps and volumes
- Interoperable with standard raster and vector formats
- Modular architecture and scripting capabilities for batch
- Oer 400 built-in analysis modules and 100 community
supplied add-on modules and toolboxes can be downloaded for free
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