External Resources

Below is a list of useful software tools and platforms for visualizing and analyzing data. Please contact us if there are additional resources that you would like to suggest for the list.

Discipline Title Description
Bathymetry MB-System MB-System is an open source software package for the processing and display of bathymetry and backscatter imagery data derived from multibeam, interferometry, and sidescan sonars.
Bathymetry QPS Qimera Multibeam bathymetry processing software.
Bathymetry, Backscatter Caris HIPS and SIPS Hydrographic data processing system.
Bathymetry, Seismics, Sidescan Sonar Wiz Seafloor mapping software.
Experimental Petrology MELTS Software package for modeling phase equilibria.
Geochemistry GCDkit The GeoChemicalData ToolKit is a system for handling and recalculation of whole-rock analyses from igneous rocks. It is written in R, an [open source] language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.
Geochronology ET_Redux Software tool for geochronological data processing workflows.
Geochronology Topsoil Topsoil is a desktop application and Java library that creates interactive data visualizations for geochronological data.
Geochronology CHRONI CHRONI is a mobile application that presents archived data downloaded from the Geochron database in a customizable format for use by geologists in the field
Geochronology Tripoli Tripoli imports raw mass spectrometer data files and supports interactive review and archiving of isotopic data. Tripoli facilitates visualization of temporal trends and scatter during measurement, statistically rigorous filtering of data, and calculation of statistical parameters.
Geology RockD Mobile app for instant access to more than 155 geologic maps.
Geophysics Hacker and Abers Excel Worksheet Subduction Factory 3: An Excel Worksheet and Macro for Calculating the Densities, Seismic Wave Speeds, and H2O Contents of Minerals and Rocks at Pressure and Temperature. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 5, doi: 10.1029/2003GC000614
Geospatial Ambapo Ambapo allows for the conversion of latitude and longitude, using any geodetic datum, to Universal Transverse Mercator and vice versa
Geospatial Analysis ArcGIS Mapping and analytics platform.
Geospatial Analysis QGIS A free and open source geographic information system.
Interdisciplinary KML Utility A simple tool to create and edit KML files for Google Earth from a tab-delimited text file, contributed by EarthChem user Michael Carr of Rutgers University. Store and edit latitude, longitude, name, and description.
Interdisciplinary EarthChem Portal Google Earth KML The EarthChem Google Earth KML file provides end-users with an intuitive interface to all EarthChem samples (including NAVDAT, PetDB, GEOROC, USGS, GANSEKI, SedDB, and MetPetDB).
Interdisciplinary Digital Dynamic Maps A stand-alone “presentation manager” program that displays and links maps, images, movies, data and text, such as map explanations and field trip guides. Boundy, T.M and Condit, C.D., 2004, Bringing The Field Into The Classroom By Using Dynamic Digital Maps To Engage Undergraduate Students In Petrology Research, Journal of Geoscience Education v. 52, no. 4, p. 313-319
Interdisciplinary NIST CODATA Reference on constants and conversion factors.
Interdisciplinary Virtual Ocean A virtual globe interface that combines GeoMapApp capabilities and data sets with the NASA World Wind 3D browser functions to provide a powerful platform for interdisciplinary research and education.
Interdisciplinary EarthObserver A mobile application for exploration of a wide range of earth and environmental science topics.
Interdisciplinary GeoMapApp A data exploration and visualization tool developed by the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS). Includes many built-in research-grade geoscience data sets, and has import functions to allow users to import their own.
Interdisciplinary FlyOver Country Offline mobile app for geoscience outreach and data discovery. Offline geologic maps and interactive points of interest reveal the locations of fossils and georeferenced Wikipedia articles visible from your airplane window seat, vehicle, or hiking trail vista.
Interdisciplinary GMT GMT is an open source collection of command-line tools for manipulating geographic and Cartesian data sets and producing PostScript illustrations.
Interdisciplinary EarthCube Inventory of Tools Finished (or nearly finished) tools that were designed for scientists as end users rather than as internal components of an EarthCube architecture.
Interdisciplinary MediaBank A collection of curated scientific images from the MGDS database chosen for their usefulness in research and education and for their visual impact.
Petrology PRIMELT2 Software for primary magma calculation, Herzberg C., P. D. Asimow (2008), Petrology of some oceanic island basalts: PRIMELT2.XLS software for primary magma calculation, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, Q09001, doi:10.1029/2008GC002057.
Seismology KML Generator Converts seismic tomographic data to KML files.
Seismology ASP_UTIG: Custom Plotting Custom plotting of seismic reflection images from the ASP@UTIG database.
Seismology Seismic Unix The CWP/SU:Seismic Un*x is an open source seismic utilities package. The package provides an instant seismic research and processing environment for users running on all Unix and Unix-like operating systems, Mac OS X, Linux, Free BSD Unix, and the Cygwin32 system for Windows PCs.
Seismology OpendTect OpendTect is a seismic interpretation software system for processing, visualizing and interpreting multi-volume seismic data, and for fast-track development of innovative interpretation tools.
Stratigraphy CoreWall CoreWall is a collaborative project to develop a system for real-time stratigraphic correlation, core description (CD) and data visualization to be used by the marine, terrestrial and Antarctic science communities.
Stratigraphy, Geology MacroStrat Comprehensive database for quantitative stratigraphy and a platform for discovering and organizing geological data.
Underwater Video Ocean Video Lab OceanVideoLab lets you explore and annotate any publicly accessible underwater video content posted on YouTube.
Visualization QPS Fledermaus Fledermaus is an interactive 4D geo-spatial processing and analysis tool.