DIVA-GIS : Free Mapping Program

Posted on Sep 3, 2007 By : Mizake Laziaf
DIVA-GIS is a free mapping program, sometimes called geographic information system (GIS), that can be used for many different purposes. It is particularly useful for mapping and analyzing biodiversity data, such as the distribution of species, or other 'point-distributions'.

Feature [What DIVA-GIS can do] :

  • Grid manipulation (calculator, aggregate, neighborhoods)
  • Point to grid/polygon/point analysis
  • Projection of lat/lon data
  • Analysis of molecular data
  • Export/import of grid and shapefile data
  • Spatial autocorrelation
  • Histograms and scattergrams of gridfiles
  • Visualization of satellite images
  • Multiple regression with grids
  • Import data from GPS (as points, lines, or polygons)
  • Climate envelope modeling
  • Prediction of crop adaptation (Ecocrop)
  • Draw Shapefiles
  • Polygons to grid transformation
  • ... and even more:

This free mapping program is currently developed by Robert Hijmans, Luigi Guarino, Andy Jarvis, and Rachel O'Brien. Contact them at info@diva-gis.org

Download the DIVA-GIS program (version 5.4)-register is needed

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