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SAGA GIS: a processing engine for geo data

Posted In Science & Engineering - By Techtiplib on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 With No Comments »

SAGA – System for Automated Geo scientific Analyses – is a Geographic Information System (GIS) software with immense capabilities for geo data processing and analysis. SAGA is programmed in the object oriented C++ language and supports the implementation of new functions with a very effective Application Programming Interface (API). Functions are organized as modules in framework independent Module Libraries and can be accessed via SAGA’s Graphical User Interface (GUI) or various scripting environments (shell scripts, Python, R, …).


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  • Object oriented system design (C++)
  • Modular structure allows framework independent function development
  • SAGA API with immense support for geo data handling
  • GUI for intuitive data management, analysis and visualization
  • Runs on Linux as well as on Windows operating systems
  • Portable software running without installation even from memory sticks (MSW)
  • Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
  • Scripting via command line, Python, Java, R
  • Far more than 450 freely available functions for geo data analysis
  • Geo referencing and cartographic projections
  • Grid interpolation of scattered point data, triangulation, IDW, splines, …
  • Vector tools: clipping, buffer zones, raster to vector conversion, …
  • Image analysis: filters, supervised classification, PCA, FFT, OBIA, …
  • Geo statistics: GWR, variograms, ordinary & universal Kriging, …
  • Terrain analysis: morphometry, hydrology, illumination, classification, …
  • and many more …

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