GS+ Geostatistics Software
|GS+ is a comprehensive geostatistics software program that is fast, efficient, and easy to use.GS+ provides all geostatistics components, from semivariance analysis through kriging and mapping, in a single integrated software program widely praised for its flexibility and friendly interface. Many users are surprised that geostatistical analysis can be so easy and intuitive. |
What is geostatistics? Geostatistics is a class of statistical techniques developed to analyze and predict values of a variable distributed in space or time. It begins with a type of autocorrelation analysis called variography or semivariance analysis, in which the degree of self-similarity is displayed as a variogram. The variogram model is used to predict unsampled locations by kriging or conditional simulation, which produces estimates of the variable across the entire spatial or temporal domain.
|GS+ software was first introduced in 1988. Geostatistics is not an add-on feature of GS+ - it is at the heart of the software. Many of our users have access to other geostatistics tools within their favorite GIS or mapping programs but come to GS+ for their serious geostatistical analyses, especially for exploring geostatistical relationships within data sets. Because GS+ output is compatible with industry standards, GS+ can be used directly with many of these other programs. Or it can be used standalone -GS+ has its own data worksheet (which also accepts MicroSoft® Excel®, Access®, and other types of data files) and produces its own maps for those users who are not working with other mapping programs. |
GS+ is compatible with modern Windows platforms (see system requirements) and accepts data files with as many as 2 billion records. Algorithms are fast and dependable. Geostatistical analysis is computationally intensive - prior to 1988 most analyses had to be performed on supercomputers, but GS+ allows the Windows environment to handle most data sets with ease. Written in a combination of Visual Studio and Fortran, and drawing on GSLIB subroutines, GS+ shows that computation speed, flexibility, and an intuitive interface are compatible.
Numerous scientists, engineers, and students worldwide are using GS+.
Take a look at the GS+ overview for a quick tour of the software's main features, including pictures of all major windows. See featured statistics for a quick listing of the various statistics provided.