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Overview of geological software

Geologists are dependent on support from numerous software applications for their daily work. Besides the classic Office applications, a multitude of specialized applications enable the useful analysis and representation of geological data sets.

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Geologists rely on the support of specialized software.

Software by area of application

Overview of software applications which geologists use.
Area of application Software Producer
Data management ArcGIS / ArcCatalog
Rockworks (Bohrdaten) Rockware



Stereonet  Ruhr Universität Bochum
GEOrient Rod Holcombe
OpenStereo Universidade de São Paulo
Data visualization ArcScene  ESRI
Geological 3D modeling Move Midland Valley  Exploration
GoCAD Paradigm Software
GEO5 GEO5 Software
Surpac Gemcom Software
Vulcan 3D Maptek
Geological mapping/cartography ArcGIS ESRI
Adobe Illustrator Adobe
Toolmap Swiss Geological Survey
MAPublisher Avenzo
Spatial databases PostgreSQL PostgreSQL Dev Group
PostGIS (PostgreSQL-Erweiterung) Refractions Research
Oracle Spatial Oracle
MySQL mysql Dev Group
3D visualization 3d Studio Max
Cinema4D Maxon
Handy apps eGeo compass
Geology Compass iPhone AppStore
geopaparazzi geopaparazzi
Digital Compass Clinometer FieldMove Clino
BGS Mobile Apps BGS Mobile Apps