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Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools
Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools (MGET) is a collection of software tools targeted at coastal and marine researchers and GIS analysts who work with spatially-explicit oceanographic and ecological data in scientific or managerial workflows. The initial MGET releases focus on tools useful in habitat studies, including tools for processing and sampling remotely-sensed oceanographic data and mapping and filtering ARGOS satellite telemetry. Subsequent releases will include more advanced tools presently under development at Duke's Marine Geospatial Ecology Laboratory and elsewhere.
- Free, open-source software written mainly in Python, R and MATLAB
- Distributed as a self-installing setup program, for easy installation
- All tools include full user documentation
- For easy execution from many environments, each tool is exposed from:
- A Python class
- A dual-interface Microsoft COM class (on Windows)
- An ArcGIS geoprocessing toolbox
- Many tools have both single-input and multi-input (batch processing) implementations
- A verbose logging system eases troubleshooting of difficult failures
- All tools are written to maximize reliability, interoperability and performance
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.
20-Jun-07 - MGET 0.2 is released. The major feature of this release is the batch processing infrastructure, which automatically generates the code, metadata and documentation for batch processing versions of non-batched tools. We introduced very few new non-batched tools in this release, but all existing tools now have two batched versions, in addition to the existing non-batched version.
07-May-07 - MGET now supports ArcGIS 9.2 and has undergone limited testing. The installation instructions were updated for 9.2.
27-Feb-07 - The build system and related base infrastructure is done and we are busy writing tools. The tools developed so far are low-level building blocks that perform tasks such as manipulating the file system and converting raster data formats. On top of these, we are rewriting 81 more sophisticated tools we developed as a prior unreleased package. These will be incorporated into the build as they are completed. The final 1.0 release will be ready in June 2007.
Please contact us if you would like a tool that is currently available only in the prior unreleased package. We will provide you with a private copy.
Download and Installation
If you have never installed MGET before, we highly recommend you review the installation instructions before installing it.
|MGET Version||Release Date||Python Version||Installation Package||Installation Instructions||Change List|
|0.3||2007-09-20||2.4||GeoEco-0.3.win32-py2.4.exe||GeoEco 0.3 Installation Instructions||Coming soon...|
|0.2||2007-06-20||2.4||GeoEco-0.2.win32-py2.4.exe||GeoEco 0.2 Installation Instructions|
Note: The proper file names end in .exe. Internet Explorer may mangle the file name to end with  instead. For example, it may turn "GeoEco?-0.3.win32-py2.4.exe" into "GeoEco?-0.3.win32-py2.4". If this happens, save the file to your desktop, using the correct name, and run it from there. (This is a bug in the Trac Wiki system we use. It has been fixed but the new version of Trac has not been released yet.)
Reporting Bugs and Getting Help
Please email Jason Roberts ( email@example.com). Previously we allowed anonymous users to open new tickets but had to close this due to ticket spam.
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. and P. N. Halpin. 2007. Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools. Available online: http://mgel.env.duke.edu/tools.
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. We are preparing a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal later this year. Please check back to see if the citation instructions have changed.
- Online Documentation
- MGET Overview for 2007 ESRI User Conference (Microsoft PowerPoint format)
- MGET NOAA Coastal GeoTools Conference poster (Microsoft PowerPoint format)
Please email Jason Roberts ( firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or feedback. Thanks for your interest in Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools!