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CRAN Taskview GIS Spatial Analysis Tool

A good website to read up on it is MapCruzer! and CRAN's site. This tool can use geostatistics and spatial regression as well and read and write geodata. It also has special tools for disease analysis and ecological analysis.


Cameo plans for chemical outbreaks and responce actions.

"developed by EPA’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Response and Restoration (NOAA), to assist front-line chemical emergency planners and responders. They can use CAMEO to access, store, and evaluate information critical for developing emergency plans. In addition, CAMEO supports regulatory compliance by helping users meet the chemical inventory reporting requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA, also known as SARA Title III). CAMEO also can be used with a separate software application called LandView ® to display EPA environmental databases and demographic/economic information to support analysis of environmental justice issues."

EPA: Basins 4.0

"Installation software that contains the BASINS Version 4.0 system, data download tool, full documentation in the pulldown help menu, and the tutorial project and data (HUC-02060006) is now available. BASINS 4.0 contains the installation program for an open source GIS program (MapWindow Exit EPA Disclaimer). At this time the only models available in BASINS 4.0 are WinHSPF and PLOAD and the tools GenScn and WDMUtil. BASINS 4.0 also contains a link to AQUATOX.

...GenScn is a model post processing and scenario analysis tool that is used to analyze output from HSPF and SWAT."


Another OSGeo project. GeoNetwork lets organization share and use open source geospatial data using the internet.

What would happen if the world stopped spinning

"This map illustrates (the very impossible, but intellectually exciting) scenario of the Earth standing still.  If the Earth stopped spinning, the only remaining force that could affect our oceans is gravity. "