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This page lists binary packages proposed for inclusion in Debian, and their status. Please, make the project name links to the upstream project home page. Please keep all packages derived from a given upstream project together.
The package list could be non up-to-date, this list is maintained by hand, please keep it with a grain of salt. See DebianGis Status for a synthesis page of archive status, automatically generated on a daily basis. This page is useful anyway to see interesting packages and comments about. See http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_packages for an updated details.
Ready in official Debian
The packages found in the main Debian repositories may lag behind what is available from the DebianGIS SVN, which may lag behind the latest upstream release. Packages maintained by the DebianGIS team are drawn directly from our SVN.
Geospatial packages of core concern
Debian Blends GIS task list
GDAL: Convert between many geospatial data formats
PROJ: proj-doc: there are PDF files available, perhaps those would be better?
GRASS: Powerful GIS for modeling and analysis
QGIS: Easy to use GIS. Includes qgis-plugin-grass
gosmore: viewer of OSM XML data such as the planet.osm
Mapnik: Render vector street map data into raster images
osm2pgsql: Import OSM data into a PostGIS database
mkgmap: OSM to Garmin maps converter
GPS apps and Navigation
gpsd: GPS hardware daemon
gpsbabel: Convert GPS wpt/rte/trk data between many file formats
gpsdrive: Real time navigation
gpstrans: Download GPS data from a Garmin serial GPS
Viking: a GPS track editor and analyzer
mtkbabel: Tool for managing i-Blue 747 and compatible GPS data loggers
Marble: KDE app much like Google Earth
zyGrib - Real-time weather forecast visualization. (see also zygrib-maps package)
gmt: The Generic Mapping Tools
GeoTranz: similar in function to "proj" or "cs2cs" from PROJ.4, but in the form of a Java hand calculator.
To be sorted
Epigrass: epidemiological simulation and analysis
GeoClue: geoinformation framework accessible via the D-Bus messaging system or C API
Useful packages to be packaged
Sorted by approximate priority.
Libraries and bindings
Ossim: currently being worked on (Francesco Lovergine)
PostLBS: powerful routing solution for PostgreSQL/PostGIS
OpenModeller: species occurrence modelling software
r-spatial: R/GRASS interface for GRASS 6 and other spatial software for R
ogr2gui - GUI frontend for GDAL's ogr2ogr vector geodata format converter
Natural Earth data (public domain)
- GRASS's Spearfish dataset
- GRASS/OSGeo's North Carolina sample dataset
gvSIG (top priority) needs geotools
uDig: User-friendly Desktop Internet GIS, needs geotools
GeoServer needs geotools
Deegree2 and iGeoPortal: currently being worked on. Binary package structure not yet clear
NASA World Wind (Java version): Needs JOGL (already packaged) and perhaps SUN Java
Kosmos Desktop GIS derived from OpenJUMP (an unofficial package available)
For more info on the Java state in Debian, see the moving java to Debian/main page.
Live Web Apps
PyWPS: Python Web Processing Service
MB-System: multibeam, interferometry, and sidescan sonar data processing (GPL)
JGrass: currently being worked on. Contrib - needs jdk1.4, several contrib packages. Currently being fused with uDig - better postpone packaging until settled down
Postgisdriver-JUMP: currently being worked on. Contrib - depends on jump
Virtual Terrain Project: proposed
VisIt: 3D visualization
X3D: modern version of VRML, various libs & apps
OpenDX: the open source version of IBM's Visualization Data Explorer. Uses the IBM Public License
MINI: proposed, needed for VTerrain