The NICHD GIS Population Science Program maintains contacts with leading academic and commercial producers of
software of importance to research on the spatial dimensions of traditional demographic themes. The links below
provide access to software tools of special value in depicting and analyzing demographic patterns spatially.
If you have suggestions to include on this site please send them to Stephen Matthews.
ArcGIS - is an integrated collection of GIS software products that offer a standards-based platform for spatial analysis, data management, and mapping. ArcGIS - Geostatistical Analyst - is an extension to ArcGIS desktop that provides tools for spatial data exploration and surface generation. ArcGIS - Spatial Analyst - an extension for ArcGIS that includes tools for raster-based (cell-based) spatial modeling and analysis. GeoDa™ - developed by Luc Anselin and colleagues. CrimeSTAT - A spatial statistics program for the analysis of crime incident locations and other data represented as points. MLwiN R WinBUGS / GeoBUGS - Estimation of models (including spatial models) by means of the Gibbs sampler/Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)
ClusterSeer provides state-of-the-art statistics for evaluating disease clusters in space and time.
GeoVista Studio Project
An open software development environment for geospatial data analysis, exploratory spatial data analysis and
Software for analysis and display of spatial data.
Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS).
Add on to the S-Plus statistical package to carry out point pattern analysis, geostatistical analysis and spatial
regression in an object-oriented framework.
Spatial Analysis for Macroecology
SAM is a compact but robust computer program designed as a package of statistical tools for spatial analysis,
mainly for applications in Macroecology and Biogeography.
Spatial Analysis Utilities
The main aim of Spatial Analysis Utilities (SAU) is to accomplish in a quick and easy manner the entire quantitative
process. The philosophy of the software is to provide conclusive statistical data to novice GIS users with
just a few clicks.