[Freegis-list] gstat

Markus Böhm mboehm at stud.uni-goettingen.de
Thu Feb 8 07:47:36 CET 2001

Freegis-list, Felipe,

"Felipe G. Nievinski" wrote:

> http://www.gstat.org/
> Do you know it?
> (sic)
> "Gstat is a computer program for geostatistical modelling, prediction and
> simulation. Gstat works at least on the following platforms: Linux, hp-ux
> (9.x, 10.x), aix (3.2, 4.1), OSF/Alpha, SunOS, SGI, win32 and MS-DOS (dpmi).
> Gstat is Open Source software, distributed under the terms of the GNU
> General Public Licence (meaning it's freely available in binary and source
> code form). "
> Although it is not a GIS, it can be classified as a 'GeoInformatics'
> software, and therefore I think it can be in FreeGIS.org software list.
> Best regards,
> Felipe Nievinski.

nice hint, I think.
I used gstat for my master thesis in combination with other GIS operations.
Particularly I had very few success with the geostatistical modules of GRASS
GIS 5x (BTW (to Markus Neteler?): will these modules get further developement?)
so I had to try different programs to do the geostatistical interpolations.

gstat did the job very well and the file exchange with GRASS was not really a
problem because gstat supports a lot of Grid map formats (for example idrisi,
ArcInfo/View, ER-Mapper, GMT grid maps, Surfer). As you can see there is
missing the GRASS raster format which would make the combined use of these
programs even more comfortable. Perhaps it is possible to develop an interface

In my opinion the documentation of gestat is quite good as well.

So I can say that it would be a further good thing for the FreeGIS-CD

Markus B.

 Markus Boehm
 mboehm at stud.uni-goettingen.de

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