Geology Related Software
One thing I’ve been interested in (for both curiousity’s sake, as well as practical applications) are geology related programs that run on my home computer. Here is a small list of mostly free/cheap programs that I have come across in my experience. Do you have any suggestions for programs or applications that should be added? Comment below and I’ll add them to this post!
- Earthquake3D – Nothing more than a simple application that brings up a wireframe globe of the Earth and downloads the last 7 days of earthquake information. Basically an application form of the USGS earthquake website.
- Google Earth – Runs under either Windows or OS X, while not neccesarily a geology program, it has been an interesting tool for looking at our planet in new ways. Whether looking up where you grew up or examining volcanoes and glaciers, Google Earth is a great tool.
- Stereonet – Free for academic use, this program allows you to plot and manipulate various data using stereonets. A very handy tool for structural geologists. Runs under both WinXP and OS X. Check the website for other geology related programs.
Mac OS X
- Google Earth – See above description.
- OSXGeolCalc – Another structural geology tool using stereonets. Other geology programs for OS X are available on the website.
- Stereonet – See above description.
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