Re: GEOSTATS: Contouring program needed
> I have 10,000 valued 2-D points and want to draw contours through the
>data. Does anyone know of a contouring program existing outside a GIS?
> Charlie Hendricksen veritas@...
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on the freeware side, you can try GMT (Generic Mapping Tools, by Pal
Wassel, now at U of Hawaii). It runs on most unix platforms as far as I
know and seems to be quite an impressive package, although I have no direct
experience on it. You can download it from ftp://kiawe.soest.hawaii.edu (if
I ain't wrong!) or else you can consult the UoH webpage (tryu
On the commercial side, you can try Surface III+, by the Kansas Geological
Survey (can't remember the e-mail or URL directions, sorry, you may try
with http://www.kansas.edu...), for Macs and PC's (Unix as well?).
Otherwise, I have direvt experience with Fortner (formerly Spyglass)
Transform which I believe to be a superb package. Both softwares have edu
On Transform, I displayed displacement data collected from faults (i.e. I
had the relative grid wihin which I had my value points).. using the 3D
surfave contouring. It works very well, you cvan manipulate colors
on-the-fly, change perspective... and all of thius on a relatively normal
Mac (Quadra 800, 24 megs of Ram). You may try with http://www.fortner.com.
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