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Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools

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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 rings and 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.

Although “Marine” is the first word in the title, many tools are not specific to marine problems. You may find these tools useful in a variety of situations.

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. A “tool” in MGET corresponds to a method of a Python class.

Download and Installation

Download from the MGET home page (the files are too large to be hosted by PyPI).

Please read the installation instructions here.

Minimum requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP or later
  • Python 2.4 or 2.5
  • Python for Windows Extensions (the pywin32 package)

Most tools also require ArcGIS 9.1 or later. Some tools require other free software, such as R.

For More Information

Visit our home page. Newer releases may be available on the home page.

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