Data Converters/Translators/Viewers

Must Have

MICRODEM can use these tools for some options

Somewhat useful

These options are too dark, and you should use others:

Online Sentinel 2 cloud free image:


DXF LAS and LIDAR Processing and Point Cloud Visualizing GeoPDF KML converters

Entries below have not been systematically checked recently; use judiciously after checking date of last activity. OpenDroneMap is a tool to postprocess drone, balloon, kite, and street view data to geographic data including orthophotos, point clouds, & textured mesh. list of conversion software, with formats

FOSS Geomorphometery  (especially GRASS, QGIS, SAGA)

TopoToolbox for Matlab:

Side scan sonar data analysis

NGA Office of Geomatics

GMT--Generic Mapping Tools:

Grid converter


GeoMapApp: (can export in Fledermaus format).GeoMapApp is an earth science exploration and visualization application that is continually being expanded as part of the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.

Image processing:


Color Palettes


OGC WKT Projection files and Projection Codes

GPSies the leading platform and community for GPS recorded tracks and is used by thousands of outdoor enthusiasts around the world.

3D worlds

Map analyst, accuracy of old maps. 



Geocode addresses


These need to be verified:

Google maps/Google Earth

Web Mapping

Interesting mapping pages on the web 

Stitch photos, make point clouds

Radar processing:

DXF files:  Nasty format, not completely GIS-compatible; avoid if at all possible.  We have not tried it recently.

IP address lookups

last revised 1/12/2018