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Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools
Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools (MGET), also known as the GeoEco Python package, is an open source geoprocessing toolbox designed for coastal and marine researchers and GIS analysts who work with spatially-explicit ecological and oceanographic data in scientific or management workflows. MGET includes over 180 tools useful for a variety of tasks, such as converting oceanographic data to ArcGIS formats, identifying fronts in sea surface temperature images, fitting and evaluating statistical models such as GAMs and GLMs by integrating ArcGIS with the R statistics program, analyzing coral reef connectivity by simulating hydrodynamic larval dispersal, and building grids that summarize fishing effort, CPUE and other statistics. Currently under development are tools for identifying eddy cores in sea surface height images, for analyzing connectivity networks, for estimating fishing effort when no effort data are available, for predicting hard bottom habitat from coarse grain bathymetry, and much more.
MGET may be accessed from ArcGIS as a toolbox in the ArcToolbox window and from programming languages as a set of Python modules and COM components.
Although much of MGET is written to be platform independent, the current version is only packaged for installation on Microsoft Windows (XP or later). Many tools also require ArcGIS Desktop 9.1 or later.
- A Simple Example
- Project Status
- Download and Installation
- Help, Feedback, and Mailing List
- Citation Instructions
- More Information
- Software License
A Simple Example
Many oceanography products are published in HDF format but ArcGIS still has difficulty reading this format. The HDF SDS to ArcGIS Raster tool efficiently converts a Scientific Data Set in an HDF file to ArcGIS raster format and performs common post-processing steps.
There are more examples.
26-Oct-10 - MGET 0.8 alpha 14 is released. This release adds tools for downloading, interpolating, and creating climatologies of the 4km AVHRR Pathfinder Version 5 SST dataset. This release adds a tool for interpolating MODIS Level 3 SST values at points; the tool directly accesses the NASA PO.DAAC server using the OPeNDAP protocol, eliminating the need to download HDF files to your machine, convert them to ArcGIS format, and sample them. Similar tools were added for interpolating 3D and 4D variables from the HYCOM + NCODA Gulf of Mexico 1/25° Gulf of Mexico Analysis (GOMl0.04). Previous alpha release of MGET 0.8 added tools for downloading downloading MODIS SST images as well as HYCOM 3D and 4D variables as ArcGIS rasters, as well as a tool called Create Lines From Vector Component Rasters, which allows you to visualize current rasters or other vector fields with a shapefile that resembles a "quiver plot". This release also supports ArcGIS 10, Python 2.6 and R up through version 2.12.0, fixes some bugs we did not discover in the 0.7 testing cycle, upgrades various libraries that MGET uses internally.
31-Jul-09 - MGET 0.7 is released! For a summary of this release, please see this announcement.
Download and Installation
If you have never installed MGET before, we highly recommend you review the installation instructions before installing it.
|MGET Version||Released||Python Version||Recommended For||Installation Package||Installation Instructions||Change List|
|0.8 alpha 14||26-Oct-10||2.4||ArcGIS 9.2 users||GeoEco-0.8a14.win32-py2.4.exe||0.8 Installation Instructions||0.8 Change List|
|2.5||ArcGIS 9.1, 9.3, and 9.3.1 users||GeoEco-0.8a14.win32-py2.5.exe|
|2.6||ArcGIS 10 users||GeoEco-0.8a14.win32-py2.6.exe|
|0.7||31-Jul-09||2.4||ArcGIS 9.2 users||GeoEco-0.7.win32-py2.4.exe||0.7 Installation Instructions||0.7 Change List|
|2.5||ArcGIS 9.1, 9.3, and 9.3.1 users||GeoEco-0.7.win32-py2.5.exe|
You can also download old releases.
Help, Feedback, and Mailing List
To get help, suggest an improvement, or send us feedback, please email email@example.com. We will reply as soon as possible. You may also browse the archive or subscribe to the list to see what others are saying.
To receive notification of new releases of MGET and upcoming presentations related to MGET, please subscribe to our announcements mailing list.
If you use Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools for a project that results in a peer-reviewed paper or other scientific report, please cite it as follows:
Roberts, J.J., B.D. Best, D.C. Dunn, E.A. Treml, and P.N. Halpin (2010). Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools: An integrated framework for ecological geoprocessing with ArcGIS, Python, R, MATLAB, and C++. Environmental Modelling & Software 25: 1197-1207 doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2010.03.029.
If you do not have access to the journal and would like a private copy of the paper, please email us. Your citations help us obtain funding for additional development and allow us to continue to offer MGET as free software. Thank you for your support.
- MGET Overview for NOAA Coastal GeoTools 2009 Conference (Microsoft PowerPoint format)
- MGET examples
- MGET installation statistics
- Publications about MGET and projects that used it
- Online documentation
Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License (available in the file LICENSE.TXT) for more details.
Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools is built atop a lot of other software, much of it free. We would particularly like to thank these developers for making their excellent work freely reusable. Without your work, MGET would never have gotten off the ground. Cheers to all of you!
Development of Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools is funded by: