This page gives users access to free and open source tools to assist them in data analysis (GIS) and mapping. Below are links to these resources.


GeoCLIM and GeoWRSI are easy to use climate data analysis and crop modeling software. The tools have been developed by scientists at the United States Geological Survey FEWSNET group.

System for Automated Geoscientific Analysis (SAGA)

SAGA is the abbreviation for System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses. Its a Free Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) software that has been designed for an easy and effective implementation of spatial algorithms. SAGA offers a comprehensive, growing set of geoscientific methods and provides an easily approachable user interface with many visualisation options. SAGA runs under Windows and Linux operating system.


QGIS is an Open Source Geographic Information System. The project was born in May of 2002 and was established as a project on SourceForge in June of the same year. We’ve worked hard to make GIS software (which is traditionally expensive proprietary software) a viable prospect for anyone with basic access to a personal computer. QGIS currently runs on most Unix platforms, Windows, and OS X.