Applications and Tools

Agisoft Metashape

A stand-alone software product that performs photogrammetric processing of digital images and generates 3D spatial data to be used in GIS applications, cultural heritage documentation, and visual effects production as well as for indirect measurements of objects of various scales


Tableau (also referred to as Tableau Public) is an open-source data visualization platform. Visualizations created with Tableau can also be made available to the public.


Gephi is an open-source visualization and exploration software for graphs and networks. Its interactive structure is beneficial for several different types of data analysis.

R Studio

R Studio is an integrated development environment for R and Python. It enables users to create programs using R and Python languages. R Studio is available commercially and in open-source editions.


Spyder is a scientific development environment designed for and written in Python. It features advanced tools and capabilities with the visualization of a scientific package.


Tesseract is an open source optical character recognition (OCR) platform. OCR extracts text from images and documents without a text layer and outputs the document into a new searchable text file, PDF, or most other popular formats. Tesseract is highly customizable and can operate using most languages, including multilingual documents and vertical text.


OpenRefine previously, known as Google Refine, is a common and important tool that helps us work with big messy data in many formats. It provides the ability to clean, format, or transform thousands of records at a time with a short learning curve for its basic functionalities. It will be particularly useful for those dealing with textual data in tables  supporting over 15 languages and the following formats: 


CmdSTAN is an implementation of the STAN software package for Statistical modeling. It is a powerful source-to-source compiler which compiles STAN code to C++ from which a fast and optimized executable can be generated.