uDig is an open source desktop application framework software. The goal of uDig is to provide a Java solution for desktop GIS data access, editing, and viewing. uDig is distributed under the Eclipse Public License (EPL). It’s available for Microsoft, Mac, and Linux devices.
A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data. The acronym GIS is sometimes used for geographical information science or geospatial information studies to refer to the academic discipline or career of working with geographic information systems and is a large domain within the broader academic discipline of Geoinformatics.
NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) is a set of software libraries and self-describing, machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data. Data in NetCDF format is:
- Self-Describing. A netCDF file includes information about the data it contains.
- Portable. A netCDF file can be accessed by computers with different ways of storing integers, characters, and floating-point numbers.
- Scalable. Small subsets of large datasets in various formats may be accessed efficiently through netCDF interfaces, even from remote servers.
- Appendable. Data may be appended to a properly structured netCDF file without copying the dataset or redefining its structure.
- Sharable. One writer and multiple readers may simultaneously access the same netCDF file.
- Archivable. Access to all earlier forms of netCDF data will be supported by current and future versions of the software.
TopoDrive is a two dimensional modeling software. This software, along with ParticleFlow, are meant to simulate two groundwater processes: topography-driven flow and transport of fluid particles. It helps the user to better understand and determine groundwater flow processes.
Esri’s ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) for working with maps and geographic information. Users can research maps, images, geo databases, and tools, as a web service.Read more…
Produced by Exelis, ENVI (ENvironment for Visualizing Images) is a software application used to process and analyze geospatial imagery. This program is used mostly by image analysts and GIS professionals. ENVI can also integrate with ArcGIS from Esri.Read more…
The Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) is a Java-based software framework for analyzing and visualizing geoscience data. IDV is developed at the Unidata Program Center (UPC), part of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Boulder, Colorado, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. The IDV “reference application” is a geoscience display and analysis software system with many of the standard data displays that other Unidata software (e.g. GEMPAK and McIDAS) provide. It brings together the ability to display and work with satellite imagery, gridded data (for example, numerical weather prediction model output), surface observations, balloon soundings, NWS WSR-88D Level II and Level III RADAR data, and NOAA National Profiler Network data, all within a unified interface. It also provides 3-D views of the earth system and allows users to interactively slice, dice, and probe the data, creating cross-sections, profiles, animations and value read-outs of multi-dimensional data sets. The IDV can display any Earth-located data if it is provided in a known format.
A training guide is available here.