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ILWIS
LWIS Open integrates image, vector and thematic data in one unique and powerful desktop package. It delivers a wide range of feautures including import/export, digitizing, editing, analysis and display of data, as well as production of quality maps.
Key features:
- Integrated raster and vector design
- Import and export of widely used data formats
- On-screen and tablet digitizing
- Comprehensive set of image processing tools
- Orthophoto, image georeferencing, transformation and mosaicing
- Advanced modeling and spatial data analysis
- 3D visualization with interactive editing for optimal view findings
- Rich projection and coordinate system library
- Geo-statisitical analyses, with Kriging for improved interpolation
- Production and visualization of stereo image pairs
- Spatial Multiple Criteria Evaluation.
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MapCreator
Using the MapCreator software you can - easily and without cartographic knowledge - create physical maps of a very high quality. Physical maps emphasize the natural features of the earth's surface (mountains and valleys, vegetation, water...). The very great amount of geo-data necessary for this has been integrated in the software. Convince yourself of the qualities of MapCreator by looking at some maps.
The main application area of MapCreator is for creating maps for travel films and travel lectures.
Creating maps with MapCreator is really easy, the user interface has a completely graphic representation offering numerous possibilities for creating maps:
- The map extract can be freely adjusted. For a particularly fast setting of the map extract, ca. 100 pre-defined map extracts have been supplied additionally.
- For representing land and sea, a ca. 2.3 GB data base for terrain heights, sea depths, vegetation and satellite photos is available. Land and sea can be represented in relief. The distinctness of the relief is adjustable.
- Inland waters can be represented in very high quality. The edges of the water are drawn softly, the width of the river increases with its course. The quantity of water drawn can be adjusted.
- In addition, borders, towns and a grid can be drawn on the map.
- Any symbols required can be drawn on the map.
- The maps created can be stored in the picture formats BMP, JPG, TIFF, PNG, TGA, PBM, PGM and PPM and can be further processed using all normal graphics software.
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Seterra
Seterra is a challenging geography program with 70 different exercises. Learn about countries, capitals, flags and cities in Africa, Europe, South America, North America, Asia and Australia, using outline map exercises!
Examples of exercises: countries in Europe; American states; American state capitals; French cities; cities in Mexico; countries in Asia, etc, etc...
Seterra runs in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Swedish. Each exercise has a high score list to keep track of your progress. A colorful and addictive way to learn geography!
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GIS ObjectLand
GIS ObjectLand is a universal Geographic Information System for Windows.
Key features:
- creation of vector-raster maps with arbitrary structure of layers and feature types;
- creation of themes. Theme is a user presentation of a map;
- control of displaying features depending on the chosen scale;
- spatial data input and editing by assigning feature coordinates and also by interactive drawing with mouse or digitizer;
- sewing of separate pages of an imported map into one unified continuous map;
- copying, merging, and moving maps, layers, and feature types between different geoinformation databases;
- creation of tables of arbitrary structure;
- creation of queries. Query is a user presentation of table built by setting search and sorting conditions, joining tables, calculations and using reference tables;
- copying, merging, and moving tables and queries between different geoinformation databases;
- setting arbitrary links between spatial and table information;
- getting information about the feature selected on the map;
- searching for features on the map by linked records;
- creation of filters. Filter is conditions of feature visualization depending on spatial properties of features and linked table data;
- creation of layouts. Layout is an output form combining spatial, table information and presentation elements;
- import and export of table and spatial information for widespread data formats;
- support of style libraries containing fonts, map symbols, line styles, hatches and fill styles;
- style editors for displaying styles;
- setting for users the access permissions to components;
- multiuser data editing;
- using and editing tables of external database (via ODBC) as linked tables;
- providing automation COM interfaces for user applications.
Free noncommercial version is available for download. Educational institutions can use noncommercial version of GIS ObjectLand in studies free of charge.
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Virtual Moon Atlas
This software, realized by Patrick Chevalley and Christian Legrand can visualize the Moon aspect for every date and hour. It permits also to study lunar formations with unique database and pictures library.
It's conceived to be easily usable 'in the field' according to an observing session needs, but also to study 'at home' the Moon and its relief.
Picture library, database and ephemeris calculations allows you to find any information about Moon: phase, librations, rise, set, culmination, information about all known formations etc.
The authors make the program free for amateur astronomers, lunar observers and students who wish to practice selenography. They hope to promote Moon observation and knowledge because it will become one of the next human spatial exploration step.
The program itself doesn't contain any pictures - you'll need to download them separately.
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