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GCE investigators and Information Management staff have developed several innovative software solutions in the course of their work, and the GCE-LTER project is pleased to provide access to this software to the academic community. Please cite the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER project and the software creator in any work derived from this software, and adhere to any licensing terms included in the distribution packages.

Available software packages are described below. Please contact the GCE Information Manager or software creator with any questions.

GCE Data Toolbox

Description: The GCE Data Toolbox is a software framework for metadata-based processing, quality control and analysis of environmental data. The toolbox is a free add-on library to the MATLAB® technical computing language, based on a generalized data model for storing tabular data along with all metadata required to process and document the data set. Metadata fields are queried by toolbox functions for all operations, supporting highly automated and intelligent data analysis that ensures data set validity throughout processing. (complete description available at https://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/gce_toolbox/)

Requirements: MATLAB 2009b (Windows, Linux, MacOS)

Availability: see https://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/gce_toolbox/wiki/Downloads.htm

GCE ArcGIS Python Scripts

Description: Eight Python scripts (version 2.5) were developed to dynamically generate ESRI shapefiles. The scripts use input data from a database or csv file, and the output is saved as a zipfile.

Requirements: ESRI ArcGIS 9.3, Python 2.5

Availability: see https://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/public/app/resource_details.asp?id=432

Nutrient Budgeter

Description: Nutrient Budgeter is a MATLAB-based program for calculating nitrogen and phosphorus inputs to watersheds. Nitrogen inputs calculated include atmospheric deposition, fertilizer use, net food and feed import, and biological fixation. Phosphorus inputs calculated include fertilizer use and net food and feed import.

Requirements: MATLAB 2009a or higher (Microsoft Windows, Unix, Linux, Macintosh OS/x), Microsoft Excel

Availability: see https://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/public/research/tools/nutrient_budgeter.htm

Animal Space Use for ArcGIS

Description: Animal Space Use for ArcGIS v.1 is an ESRI ArcGIS extension designed to process output files generated from the Animal Space Use stand alone software. The zip folder contains a .pdf user manual as well as an .exe file with ESRI .mxd and .mxt documents and Microsoft Excel .xla and .xlam files.

Requirements: ESRI ArcGIS 9.3

Availability: see https://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/public/app/resource_details.asp?id=355


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.