Debian GIS Project
Summary
The Debian GIS Pure Blend contains 281 packages which are grouped by metapackages. Each metapackage will cause the installation of packages for a specific topic. The following table lists the metapackages of Debian GIS

Tasks page

This is a list of the Tasks Debian GIS is made of:

Table of contents

Data - Debian GIS data

This metapackage will install some packages providing data that can be used by different GIS applications.

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Gmt-dcw
Digital Chart of the World (DCW) for GMT
Gmt-gshhg-low
Low resolution coastlines for the Generic Mapping Tools

Official Debian packages with lower relevance

Gmt-gshhg-full
Full resolution coastlines for the Generic Mapping Tools
Gmt-gshhg-high
High resolution coastlines for the Generic Mapping Tools

Development - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) development

This task sets up your system for GIS development.

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Grass-dev
GRASS GIS development files
Libcgal-dev
C++ library for computational geometry (development files)
Libcitygml-dev
Static and header files of libcitygml
Libcv-dev
Translation package for libcv-dev
Libcvaux-dev
Translation package for libcvaux-dev
Libdap-dev
Development files (headers and static libraries) for libdap
Libemos-dev
ECMWF Interpolation Library - development
Libepr-api-dev
ENVISAT Product Reader API for C - Development files
Libepsilon-dev
Library for wavelet image compression - development files
Libfreexl-dev
library for direct reading of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets - devel
Libfyba-dev
Header files for FYBA library
Libgctp-dev
General Cartographic Transformation Package - development files
Libgdal-dev
Geospatial Data Abstraction Library - Development files
Libgeo-google-mapobject-perl
module managing the server side of the Google Maps API
Libgeo-googleearth-pluggable-perl
module to generate GoogleEarth Documents
Libgeo-gpx-perl
Perl module for creating and parsing GPX files
Libgeo-proj4-perl
PROJ.4 library for cartographic projections
Libgeographic-dev
C++ library to solve some geodesic problems -- development files
Libgeoip-dev
Development files for the GeoIP library
Libgeos++-dev
Geometry engine for GIS - C++ development files
Libgeos-dev
Geometry engine for GIS - Development files
Libgeotiff-dev
GeoTIFF (geografic enabled TIFF) library -- development files
Libgmt-dev
Generic Mapping Tools Library - Development files
Libgps-dev
Global Positioning System - development files
Libgrib2c-dev
NCEP GRIB2 library - development files
Libgrits-dev
Development files for grits
Libgts-dev
development files for libgts
Libhdf4-alt-dev
Hierarchical Data Format development files (without NetCDF)
Libhdf4-dev
Hierarchical Data Format development files (embedded NetCDF)
Libhdf5-dev
Hierarchical Data Format 5 (HDF5) - development files - serial version
Libhdf5-mpi-dev
Hierarchical Data Format 5 (HDF5) - development files - default MPI version
Libhdf5-mpich-dev
Hierarchical Data Format 5 (HDF5) - development files - MPICH version
Libhdf5-openmpi-dev
Hierarchical Data Format 5 (HDF5) - development files - OpenMPI version
Libhdf5-serial-dev
transitional dummy package
Libhe5-hdfeos-dev
Development files for the HDF-EOS5 library
Libhighgui-dev
Translation package for libhighgui-dev
Libkml-dev
Library to manipulate KML 2.2 OGC standard files - development files
Liblas-c-dev
ASPRS LiDAR data translation library - C development files
Liblas-dev
ASPRS LiDAR data translation library - C++ development files
Liblwgeom-dev
PostGIS "Lightweight Geometry" library - Development files
Libmapbox-variant-dev
Alternative to boost::variant for C++11
Libmapnik-dev
C++ toolkit for developing GIS applications (devel)
Libmapserver-dev
Shared library development files for MapServer
Libmarble-dev
development files for the Marble globe widget library
Libnetcdf-c++4-dev
creation, access, and sharing of scientific data in C++
Libnetcdf-cxx-legacy-dev
legacy NetCDF C++ interface - development files
Libnetcdf-dev
creation, access, and sharing of scientific data
Libnetcdff-dev
creation, access, and sharing of scientific data in Fortran
Libogdi3.2-dev
Open Geographic Datastore Interface Library -- development
Libopencv-calib3d-dev
development files for libopencv-calib3d
Libopencv-contrib-dev
development files for libopencv-contrib
Libopencv-core-dev
development files for libopencv-core
Libopencv-dev
development files for opencv
Libopencv-features2d-dev
development files for libopencv-features2d
Libopencv-flann-dev
development files for libopencv-flann
Libopencv-gpu-dev
development files for libopencv-gpu2.4v5
Libopencv-highgui-dev
development files for libopencv-highgui
Libopenscenegraph-dev
3D scene graph, development files
Libopenthreads-dev
Object-Oriented (OO) thread interface for C++, development files
Libosmgpsmap-1.0-dev
GTK+ library to embed OpenStreetMap maps - development files
Libosmium2-dev
C++ framework for working with OSM data files
Libosmpbf-dev
C headers for OpenStreetMap PBF file format
Libossim-dev
OSSIM library -- development files
Libpdal-dev
Point Data Abstraction Library - development files
Libproj-dev
Cartographic projection library (development files)
Libprotozero-dev
Minimalistic protocol buffer decoder and encoder in C++
Libqgis-dev
QGIS - development files
Librasterlite2-dev
library for huge raster coverages using a SpatiaLite DBMS - headers
Libreadosm-dev
simple library to parse OpenStreetMap files - headers
Librttopo-dev
Tuscany Region topology library - Development files
Libsaga-dev
SAGA GIS development files
Libsfcgal-dev
Library for ISO 19107:2013 and OGC SFA 1.2 for 3D operations (development)
Libshp-dev
Library for reading and writing ESRI Shapefiles - development files
Libspatialindex-dev
General framework for developing spatial indices - development files
Libspatialite-dev
Geospatial extension for SQLite - development files
Libterralib-dev
C++ library for Geographical Information Systems -- development package
Libudunits2-dev
Development files for the libunits physical units package
Paraview-dev
Parallel Visualization Application. Development header files
Pktools-dev
GDAL add-on tools to perform useful raster processing - development files
Python-cligj
Python 2 library for processing GeoJSON commands
Python-geohash
fast, accurate Python geohashing library
Python-geojson
Python 2 bindings and utilities for GeoJSON
Python-liblas
Python module to use the ASPRS LiDAR data translation library
Python-mapbox-vector-tile
Mapbox Vector Tile library for Python 2
Python-modestmaps
display and interaction library for tile-based maps
Python-pysal
Python Spatial Analysis Library - Python 2
Python-rtree
R-Tree spatial index for Python GIS - Python 2 module
Python3-cligj
Python 3 library for processing GeoJSON commands
Python3-geojson
Python 3 bindings and utilities for GeoJSON
Python3-rtree
R-Tree spatial index for Python GIS - Python 3 module
Ruby-hdfeos5
Ruby interface to the HDF-EOS5 library
Ruby-netcdf
Ruby interface of netCDF library

Official Debian packages with lower relevance

Libkmlframework-java
library/framework for generating Google Earth KML
Python-cartopy
cartographic library for Python 2
Python-cf
Python processing of Climate and Forecast (CF) data models (Python 2)
Python3-cartopy
cartographic library for Python 3

Debian packages in New queue (hopefully available soon)

Libmapbox-geometry-dev
Generic C++ interfaces for geometry types, collections, and features
Libmapbox-wagyu-dev
Wagyu Geometry Processing Library

Packaging has started and developers might try the packaging code in VCS

Liblaszip-dev
Lossless LiDAR compression - development files
Libossimgui-dev
OSSIM GUI library - development files
Libossimplanet-dev
OSSIM planet library - development files
Libossimplanetqt-dev
OSSIM planet Qt library - development files
Libwms-dev
OSSIM WMS library - development files

Gps - GPS related programs

Set of Debian packages which are dealing with GPS devices and data.

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Foxtrotgps
GTK+ mapping and GPS application
Gpsbabel
GPS file conversion plus transfer to/from GPS units
Gpsd
Global Positioning System - daemon
Gpsd-clients
Global Positioning System - clients
Gpsdrive
Car navigation system
Gpsman
GPS data graphical manager
Gpstrans
communicate with a Garmin Global Positioning System receiver
Gpx2shp
convert GPS or GPX file to ESRI Shape file
Marble
globe and map widget
Mtkbabel
Tool for managing i-Blue 747 and compatible GPS data loggers
Navit
Car navigation system with routing engine
Navit-gui-gtk
Car navigation system with routing engine - GTK+ GUI
Obdgpslogger
suite of tools to log OBDII and GPS data
Openbmap-logger
gsm/gps-data logger for the openBmap project
Qlandkartegt
GPS mapping (GeoTiff and vector) and GPSr management
Qmapshack
GPS mapping (GeoTiff and vector) and GPSr management

Official Debian packages with lower relevance

Gpscorrelate
correlates digital photos with GPS data filling EXIF fields (command line)
Gpscorrelate-gui
correlates digital photos with GPS data filling EXIF fields (GUI)
Navit-graphics-gtk-drawing-area
Car navigation system with routing engine - GTK+ graphic plugin
Viking
GPS data editor, analyzer and viewer

Openstreetmap - OpenStreetMap related programs

Set of Debian packages which are dealing with OpenStreetMap data.

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Gir1.2-osmgpsmap-1.0
GTK+ library to embed OpenStreetMap maps - Python bindings
Gpsprune
visualize, edit, convert and prune GPS data
Gpxviewer
views GPS traces collected in the GPX format
Imposm
importer for OpenStreetMap data
Jmapviewer
Java OpenStreetMap Tile Viewer
Josm
Editor for OpenStreetMap
Libgeo-coder-osm-perl
Geocode addresses with the OpenStreetMap Nominatim API
Libgeo-osm-tiles-perl
module for calculating tile numbers for OpenStreetMap
Libjs-leaflet
JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps
Libjs-mgrs
Javascript for converting between WGS84 lat/lng and MGRS coordinates
Libjs-openlayers
JavaScript library for displaying map data in web browsers
Libjs-proj4
JavaScript library to transform point coordinates systems
Libosmpbf-java
Java access library for OpenStreetMap PBF file format
Maptool
Converts OpenStreetMap maps to Navit
Merkaartor
map editor for OpenStreetMap.org
Mkgmap
Generate Garmin maps from OpenStreetMap data
Mkgmap-splitter
Tile splitter for mkgmap
Mkgmapgui
Graphical User Interface for mkgmap
Nik4
Mapnik to image export
Node-carto
Mapnik stylesheet compiler
Node-mgrs
Utility for converting between WGS84 lat/lng and MGRS coordinates
Node-proj4
Node.js module to transform point coordinates systems
Node-rbush
High-performance 2D spatial index for rectangles
Openstreetmap-carto
Setup for standard OpenStreetMap Mapnik stylesheet
Osm2pgrouting
Tool to import OpenStreetMap data into a pgRouting database
Osm2pgsql
OpenStreetMap data to PostgreSQL converter
Osmcoastline
Extract coastline data from OpenStreetMap planet file
Osmctools
Some tools to manipulate OpenStreetMap files
Osmium-tool
Command line tool for working with OpenStreetMap data
Osmosis
Command line OpenStreetMap data processor
Osmpbf-bin
OpenStreetMap PBF file format library - tools
Python-imposm-parser
Python module to parse OpenStreetMap data
Python-osmapi
Python interface to OpenStreetMap API
Python-overpass
wrapper for the OpenStreetMap Overpass API (Python 2)
Python-overpy
wrapper to access the OpenStreetMap Overpass API (Python 2)
Python-pyosmium
Osmium library bindings for Python
Python3-osmapi
Python 3 interface to OpenStreetMap API
Python3-overpass
wrapper for the OpenStreetMap Overpass API (Python 3)
Python3-overpy
wrapper to access the OpenStreetMap Overpass API (Python 3)
Qlandkartegt
GPS mapping (GeoTiff and vector) and GPSr management
Rel2gpx
create GPX-track from OSM relation
Routino
Set of tools to find a path between two points
Sosi2osm
SOSI to OSM converter
Tilecache
Web map tile caching system
Tilestache
map tiles caching system
Viking
GPS data editor, analyzer and viewer

Official Debian packages with lower relevance

Gpscorrelate
correlates digital photos with GPS data filling EXIF fields (command line)
Gpscorrelate-gui
correlates digital photos with GPS data filling EXIF fields (GUI)
Libosm-gary68-perl
OpenStreetMap Perl modules by gary68
Libreadosm-dev
simple library to parse OpenStreetMap files - headers
Node-leaflet-hash
linkable location hashes for leaflet
Routino-www
Web frontend for routino

Packaging has started and developers might try the packaging code in VCS

Libjs-openlayers3
JavaScript library for displaying map data in web browsers
Node-kosmtik
Make maps with OpenStreetMap and Mapnik
Node-openlayers
Node.js module for displaying map data in web browsers
Node-osmium
Osmium library Node.js bindings
Osmembrane
GUI front end for Osmosis
Osmium-contrib
Various programs showing what you can do with the Osmium library
Osrm
high performance routing engine for shortest paths in road networks
Osrm-tools
tools for use with osrm
Sjjb-map-icons
Collection of map icons

No known packages available

Cascadenik
cascading stylesheets for Mapnik
Gebabbel
GUI for gpsbabel
Tkosm
Edit GPX tracks and create tour maps

Remote sensing - Remote sensing and earth observation

Debian packages which are dealing with Remote Sensing (for instance Synthetic Aperture Radar -- SAR) processing (interferometry, polarimetry, data visualization, etc) and earth observation.

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Dans-gdal-scripts
GDAL contributed tools by Geographic Information Network of Alaska
Gdal-bin
Geospatial Data Abstraction Library - Utility programs
Libepr-api-dev
ENVISAT Product Reader API for C - Development files
Libgdal-dev
Geospatial Data Abstraction Library - Development files
Libossim-dev
OSSIM library -- development files
Libotb-dev
Free library of image processing algorithms - development
Monteverdi
ORFEO Toolbox image processing GUI
Ossim-core
OSSIM core utilities
Otb-bin
ORFEO Toolbox command line applications
Otb-bin-qt
ORFEO Toolbox graphical user interface applications
Python-epr
Python ENVISAT Product Reader API (Python 2)
Python-gdal
Python bindings to the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library
Python-mipp
Meteorological data Ingest-Processing Package (mipp)
Python-mpop
Meteorological Post-Processing Package (MPoP)
Python-otb
ORFEO Toolbox Python API for applications
Python-pycoast
Draw coastlines, borders and rivers on images
Python-pykdtree
Fast kd-tree implementation with OpenMP-enabled queries (Python 2 version)
Python-pyorbital
Orbital and astronomy computations in Python 2
Python-pyresample
Resampling of remote sensing data in Python 2
Snap
location of genes from DNA sequence with hidden markov model

Official Debian packages with lower relevance

Nco
Command-line operators to analyze netCDF files
Ncview
X11 visual browser for NetCDF format files
Netcdf-bin
Programs for reading and writing NetCDF files

Debian packages in contrib or non-free

Doris
Delft object-oriented radar interferometric software
Googleearth-package
utility to automatically build a Debian package of Google Earth
Snaphu
Statistical-Cost, Network-Flow Algorithm for 2D Phase Unwrapping

Packaging has started and developers might try the packaging code in VCS

Gsdview
Geo-Spatial Data Viewer open source edition
Mapready
ASF Remote Sensing Tool Kit
Openev
Application for viewing and analysing geospatial data
Ossim-gui
OSSIM graphical interface
Ossim-package-support
OSSIM package-support utilities
Ossim-planet
OSSIM planet utilities
Ossim-planet-qt
OSSIM planet Qt utility
Ossim-plugins
OSSIM core plugins
Polsarpro
Polarimetric SAR Data Processing and Educational Tool

Unofficial packages built by somebody else

Adore-doris
Automated DORIS Environment
Eolisa
Client for ESA Earth Observation Catalogue and Ordering Services
Getorb
Precise orbits interpolation utility
Imcorr
Program to do cross-correlation for motion tracking
Opticks
Opticks is an open source remote sensing application and development framework
Points2grid
Generates Digital Elevation Models using a local gridding method

No known packages available

Giant
Generic InSAR Analysis Toolbox
Gmtsar
InSAR processing system for users familiar with GMT
Pyaps
Tropospheric correction methods for SAR interferometry
Python-bufr
Generic BUFR file reader written in python
Roipac
Repeat Orbit Interferometry PACkage
Varres
Variable Resolution Interferogram Resampler

Statistics - Statistics with geographical data

Set of Debian packages which are useful for doing statistics with geographical data.

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Hyantesite
geomatic tool to compute neighbourhood population potential
R-cran-deldir
GNU R Delaunay Triangulation and Dirichlet (Voronoi) Tessellation
R-cran-fields
GNU R tools for spatial data
R-cran-mapdata
GNU R support for producing geographic maps (supplemental data)
R-cran-mapproj
GNU R support for cartographic projections of map data
R-cran-maps
GNU R support for producing geographic maps
R-cran-raster
GNU R geographic data analysis and modeling
R-cran-sp
GNU R classes and methods for spatial data
R-cran-spatstat
GNU R Spatial Point Pattern analysis, model-fitting, simulation, tests
R-cran-spdep
GNU R spatial dependence: weighting schemes, statistics and models

Packaging has started and developers might try the packaging code in VCS

R-cran-gpclib
GNU R General Polygon Clipping Library
R-cran-gstat
GNU R geostatistical modelling, prediction and simulation
R-cran-pbsmapping
GNU R two-dimensional plotting features frequently used in Geographic Information Systems
R-cran-tripack
GNU R constrained two-dimensional Delaunay triangulation package

Map server - Present geographic information via web map server

Debian packages which are dealing with geographical information to be presented for the web on so called map tile servers. These are pretty useful when trying to setup an OpenStreetMap tile server but not restricted to OpenStreetMap data only.

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Cgi-mapserver
CGI executable for MapServer
Libapache2-mod-mapcache
tile caching server - Apache module
Mapcache-tools
tile caching server - tools
Mapproxy
open source proxy for geospatial data
Mapserver-bin
MapServer utilities
Python-mapscript
Python library for MapServer
Python-owslib
Client library for Open Geospatial (OGC) web services (Python 2)
Pywps
Implementation of OGC's Web Processing Service
Qgis-server
QGIS server providing various OGC services
Routino-www
Web frontend for routino
Tilecache
Web map tile caching system
Tilestache
map tiles caching system
Twms
tiny web map service

Official Debian packages with lower relevance

Mapcache-cgi
tile caching server - CGI binary
Php-geos
GEOS bindings for PHP
Postgresql-9.6-pgrouting
Routing functionality support for PostgreSQL/PostGIS

Debian packages in contrib or non-free

Pycsw
OGC compliant metadata (Catalogue Service for the Web) server
Tinyows
lightweight and fast WFS-T server

Packaging has started and developers might try the packaging code in VCS

Musmap
Advanced web mapping interface
Node-kosmtik
Make maps with OpenStreetMap and Mapnik
Tilemill
map design studio

Workstation - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) workstation

This task sets up your system to be a GIS workstation to process geographical information and make maps.

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Avce00
Conversion of ESRI Arcinfo Vector Coverage in E00 format
E00compr
Program to read/write Arcinfo compressed E00 files
Epsilon-bin
Library for wavelet image compression - tools
Gdal-bin
Geospatial Data Abstraction Library - Utility programs
Geographiclib-tools
C++ library to solve some geodesic problems -- tools
Geoip-bin
IP lookup command line tools that use the GeoIP library
Geotiff-bin
GeoTIFF (geografic enabled TIFF) library -- tools
Gmt
Generic Mapping Tools
Gpsmanshp
Tcl interface to shapelib
Grace
XY graphing and plotting tool
Grass
Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS GIS)
H5utils
HDF5 files visualization tools
Hdf4-tools
Hierarchical Data Format library -- runtime package
Hdf5-tools
Hierarchical Data Format 5 (HDF5) - Runtime tools
Libfreexl1
library for direct reading of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
Libgdal-dev
Geospatial Data Abstraction Library - Development files
Libgdal-grass
GRASS extension for the GDAL library
Libgeo-point-perl
module to simplify handling geographic points
Libgeographic-dev
C++ library to solve some geodesic problems -- development files
Libjts-java
JTS Topology Suite
Liblas-bin
ASPRS LiDAR data translation toolset
Libshp-dev
Library for reading and writing ESRI Shapefiles - development files
Mapcode
Convert geo coordinates to/from mapcodes
Mapnik-utils
C++ toolkit for developing GIS applications (utilities)
Ogdi-bin
Open Geographic Datastore Interface Library -- utilities
Openscenegraph
3D scene graph, utilities and examples (binaries)
Osgearth
Dynamic 3D terrain rendering toolkit for OpenSceneGraph (binaries)
Ossim-core
OSSIM core utilities
Pdal
Point Data Abstraction Library
Pktools
GDAL add-on tools to perform useful raster processing
Postgis
Geographic objects support for PostgreSQL
Postgresql-comparator
efficient PostgreSQL table content comparison and synchronization
Pprepair
planar partition repair tool
Prepair
polygon repair tool
Proj-bin
Cartographic projection library (tools)
Python-affine
Python Library for handling affine transformations of the plane
Python-descartes
Matplotlib extension to work with geometric objects (Python2)
Python-fiona
Python API for reading/writing vector geospatial data
Python-gdal
Python bindings to the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library
Python-geolinks
Python 2 Library for using geospatial links (catalogue interoperablity)
Python-geopandas
Python tools for geographic data
Python-mapnik
Python 2 interface to the mapnik library
Python-pdal
Point Data Abstraction Library - Python 2 extension
Python-pyproj
Python interface to PROJ.4 library
Python-pysal
Python Spatial Analysis Library - Python 2
Python-pyspatialite
Python interface to Spatialite
Python-rasterio
Python 2 API for using geospatial raster data with Numpy
Python-shapely
geometric objects, predicates, and operations (Python 2)
Python-snuggs
S-expressions for numpy - Python 2 version
Python-stetl
Streaming ETL - Geospatial ETL framework for Python 2
Python3-affine
Python 3 Library for handling affine transformations of the plane
Python3-fiona
Python 3 API for reading/writing vector geospatial data
Python3-rasterio
Python 3 API for using geospatial raster data with Numpy
Python3-shapely
geometric objects, predicates, and operations (Python 3)
Python3-snuggs
S-expressions for numpy - Python 3 version
Qgis
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Rasterlite2-bin
command line tools for librasterlite2
Saga
System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses
Savi
satellite constellation visualisation
Spatialite-bin
Geospatial extension for SQLite - tools
Spatialite-gui
user-friendly graphical user interface for SpatiaLite
Stetl
Streaming ETL - Commandline utility
Thuban
Interactive geographic data viewer
Totalopenstation
download and process data from total station devices

Official Debian packages with lower relevance

Grass-doc
GRASS GIS user documentation
Libgeo-proj4-perl
PROJ.4 library for cartographic projections
Libkml-java
Library to manipulate KML 2.2 OGC standard files - Java package
Nco
Command-line operators to analyze netCDF files
Ncview
X11 visual browser for NetCDF format files
Netcdf-bin
Programs for reading and writing NetCDF files
Python-epr
Python ENVISAT Product Reader API (Python 2)
Python-kml
Library to manipulate KML 2.2 OGC standard files - Python extension
Python-netcdf4
Python interface to the netCDF4 (network Common Data Form) library
Python-pyshp
read/write support for ESRI Shapefile format
Python3-netcdf4
Python 3 interface to the netCDF4 (network Common Data Form) library
S3dosm
gps card application for s3d

Debian packages in contrib or non-free

Googleearth-package
utility to automatically build a Debian package of Google Earth
Libgeotiff-epsg
GeoTIFF library -- EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset
Proj-rdnap
RDNAP grid correction files for PROJ.4

Packaging has started and developers might try the packaging code in VCS

Librewms
simple WMS 1.3.0 interactive GUI client
Opencpn
GPS ChartPlotter/Navigator
Roadmap
Files common to all roadmap packages
Roadmap-gtk2
A Gtk2-based street navigation software
Roadmap-qt
A Qt-based street navigation software

No known packages available but some record of interest (WNPP bug)

Vtp
Virtual Terrain Project

No known packages available

Capaware
3D multilayer geographical framework